Riding the Rails: Inside the Business of America's Railroads (Railroads Past and Present)

Riding the Rails: Inside the Business of America's

When Robert D. Krebs joined the ranks of Southern Pacific Railroad in 1966, the industry had been in decline for decades, and the future of trains was in peril. Despite these obstacles, Krebs fell in love with the rugged, competitive business of railroads and was determined to overcome its resistance to change and put rail transportation back on track. By the age of 40, Krebs was president of the Southern Pacific Railroad and went on to lead both the Santa Fe Railway and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway companies. Riding the Rails: Inside the Business of America's Railroads details Krebs's rise to a position of influence in the recovery of America's railroads and offers a unique insider's view into the boardrooms where executives and businessmen reimagined transportation in the United States.

  • ASIN: 0253031869

Kansas City and the Railroads: Community Policy in the Growth of a Regional Metropolis

Kansas City and the Railroads: Community Policy in

Kansas City was only one of several trading centers along the Missouri River in the mid-nineteenth century. And not the largest at that. But it expanded rapidly into the region's leading commercial city while nearby towns showed only moderate growth or were absorbed by their suddenly urban neighbor. Why did Kansas City take off while others stayed behind? Kansas City got the railroads, says Charles Glaab.But major rail lines did not merge in Kansas City by happenstance. In this classic urban study, Glaab illustrates the crucial role entrepreneurship and boosterism played in determining rail locations and consequently urban-growth patterns. To persuade the railroad companies to connect through Kansas City rather than its rivals—Leavenworth, St. Joseph, Westport, Independence, Lawrence, and Athison—local boosters, chief among them journalist Robert T. Van Horn, developed better community policies, formed stronger coalitions, and implemented more effective economic development programs than their neighbors. Political maneuvering, individual decision making, and local promotion of internal improvements, as well as greed and corruption, Glaab contends, played key roles in determining the location of this regional metropolis. Extending beyond the borders and idiosyncrasies of one u...

  • ASIN: 0700606157

More Classic American Railroads

More Classic American

This follow-up to the MBI bestseller Classic American Railroads is a beautiful tribute to 15 additional railroads not included in the first volume. Focusing on the golden age of railroading between World War II and the early 1970s, this all-new book features the histories, locomotives, rolling stock, and memorabilia of railroads like the Delaware & Hudson; Erie Lackawanna; Gulf, Mobile & Ohio; St. Louis-San Francisco Railway; Maine Central; Nickle Plate Road; Southern Railway; Great Northern Railway; and others. Amazingly preserved color photography from the decades covered, along with archival black-and-white images, capture the legendary trains against scenic backdrops across the nation, while period print ads and brochures add a nostalgic element to the stories behind the railroads' passenger and freight operations. Mike Schafer has written several rail-related books for MBI, including Streamliner Memories, Freight Train Cars, and Classic American Railroads.

  • Brand: Brand: Voyageur Press
  • ASIN: 076030758X

Cities on the Plains: The Evolution of Urban Kansas

Cities on the Plains: The Evolution of Urban

From Abilene to Wichita and beyond, a constellation of cities glitters across the fertile plains of Kansas. Their history is entwined with that of the state as a whole, and their size and status are rarely questioned. Yet as James Shortridge reveals, the evolution of urban Kansas remains a largely untold story of competition, rivalry, and metropolitan dreams.Cities on the Plains relates the history of Kansas's larger communities from the 1850s to the present. The first book to provide a comprehensive, comparative account of an entire state's urban development, it shows how Kansas's current hierarchy of cities and urban development emerged from a complex and ongoing series of promotional strategies. Railroads, the mining industry, the cattle trade-all exercised their influence over where and when these settlements were originally established.Drawing on rich historical research filtered through cultural geography, Shortridge looks at the 118 communities that ever achieved a population of 2,500, and unravels the many factors that influenced the growth of urban Kansas. He tells how mercantilism dominated urban thinking in territorial days until after statehood, when cities competed for the capital, prisons, universities, and other institutions. He also shows how geography and size we...

  • Brand: Brand: University Press of Kansas
  • ASIN: 0700613129

Oregon Trail Stories: True Accounts Of Life In A Covered Wagon

Oregon Trail Stories: True Accounts Of Life In

Travel along the Oregon Trail with the pioneers who dared to "face the elephant" as they moved west in search of a new life. Compiled from the trail diaries and memoirs that document this momentous period in American history, Oregon Trail Stories is a fascinating look at the great American migration of the 19th century.

  • ASIN: 076273082X

The 1929 Sino-Soviet War: The War Nobody Knew (Modern War Studies)

The 1929 Sino-Soviet War: The War Nobody Knew

The New York Military Affairs Symposium winner of the 2017 Arthur Goodzeit Award For seven weeks in 1929, the Republic of China and the Soviet Union battled in Manchuria over control of the Chinese Eastern Railroad. It was the largest military clash between China and a Western power ever fought on Chinese soil, involving more that a quarter million combatants. Michael M. Walker's The 1929 Sino-Soviet War is the first full account of what UPI's Moscow correspondent called "the war nobody knew"--a "limited modern war" that destabilized the region's balance of power, altered East Asian history, and sent grim reverberations through a global community giving lip service to demilitarizing in the wake of World War I.Walker locates the roots of the conflict in miscalculations by Chiang Kai-shek and Chang Hsueh-liang about the Soviets' political and military power--flawed assessments that prompted China's attempt to reassert full authority over the CER. The Soviets, on the other hand, were dominated by a Stalin eager to flex some military muscle and thoroughly convinced that war would win much more than petty negotiations. This was in fact, Walker shows, a watershed moment for Stalin, his regime, and his still young and untested military, disproving the assumption that the Red Army was in...

  • ASIN: 0700623752

The Best Game Ever: How Frank McGuire's '57 Tar Heels Beat Wilt and Revolutionized College Basketball

The Best Game Ever: How Frank McGuire's '57

A legendary coach and five New York City players move south and change the face of college basketball forever.

  • Brand: Brand: Lyons Press
  • ASIN: 1592289827

A guide to the gold mines of Kansas: Containing an accurate and reliable map of the most direct railroad routes from the Atlantic cities to the ... mines; also, all other practicable routes

A guide to the gold mines of Kansas:

  • ASIN: B0007EAZTU

A guide to the gold mines of Kansas;: Containing an accurate and reliable map of the most direct railroad routes from the Atlantic cities to the ... routes, (1859 Pike's Peak guidebooks)

A guide to the gold mines of Kansas;:

  • ASIN: B0007FBG2Y

NAFTA Railway The Kansas City Southern Network

NAFTA Railway The Kansas City Southern

Full size foldout map showing Kansas City Southern's support for a railroad that would efficiently tie together North and South America by linking KCS, the Gateway Western Rwy., the Texas Mexican Rwy. (the "Tex Mex"), the Transportación Ferroviaria Mexicana (TFM), and the Panama Canal Railway. KCS implemented part of this vision through its purchase (with Transportacion Maritima Mexicana) of the Northeast Railroad concession, a road that is now known as Kansas City Southern de Mexico. Map is in full color.

  • ASIN: B00DKDTU50

Frisco Track Chart Kansas City MO to Ft Scott Kansas Milepost C0.0 to C98.58 February 12 1979

Frisco Track Chart Kansas City MO to Ft

Modern reprint of the 1979 Frisco system track map for Mileposts C0.0 to C98.58. Shows track, structures, yards and terminals, roads, tunnels, bridges, etc. Reprint is undated but circa 1995. 23 pages.

  • ASIN: B06W2NVDKG

Kansas|1886 Railroad Map| Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Rail Road its Auxiliary Roads in The State Kansas|Shows Cities Towns & Railroad Network Emphasis on The Main line|16x24

Kansas|1886 Railroad Map| Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe

Kansas|1886 Railroad Map| Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Rail Road and its auxiliary roads in the state of Kansas|Shows cities and towns & railroad network with emphasis on the main line|16x24

  • Brand: New York Map Company
  • ASIN: B07HR4XV2T
  • UPC: 709092031403

18th Biennial Report of the Kansas State Historical Society 1910-1912 (Map of Santa Fe Trail Across Kansas)

18th Biennial Report of the Kansas State Historical

Hardback book titled 18TH BIENNIAL REPORT OF THE KANSAS STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY 1910-1912.

  • ASIN: B009Q9AN58

Union Pacific Railroad Condensed Profile Central Area

Union Pacific Railroad Condensed Profile Central

Official maps and gradient profiles for the UP's Central Area: the North Platte, Nebraska, Midwest, Kansas City, Wichita, Van Buren, Texoma and Fort Worth Divisions. Published by UP's Engineering Services. Loose leaf in binder. About 10.5" x 6".

  • ASIN: B00L7V2PZ4

34th Annual Report of the State Horticultural Society of the State of Missouri 1891

34th Annual Report of the State Horticultural Society

Annual report of the Missouri State Horticultural Society. In addition to reports on meetings held around the state, papers on various agricultural topics, etc., there is also an essay on the railroads of Missouri with 9 maps, one of which (of the Missouri Pacific) is a foldout. 401 pages. Scarce.

  • ASIN: B00H3K4EAM

Annual Report on the Internal Commerce of the United States Submitted July 1, 1881

Annual Report on the Internal Commerce of the

Nimmo's 1881 report provides a thorough review of railroad, canal, and river transportation throughout America with numerous charts. There are separate chapters on the commercial, industrial and transportation interests of Cincinnati, Chicago, St. Louis, Louisville, and Kansas City. The book also covers the competition among rail, canal and barge traffic; the movement of grain, flour and cotton; and the competition for foreign commerce among the East Coast ports (Boston, New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New Orleans). With three large fold-out maps (2 in color) attached to rear board showing transportation routes: 1) "the principal transportation lines west of Chicago, Saint Louis, and New Orleans, indication, also, the projected railroads extending from the United States into Mexico"; 2) "Showing the principal transportation lines extending west from Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore"; 3) "Showing competing lines between Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and the South Atlantic and Gulf States." 239 pages with index. Cited in Griffin Railroads (Second Edition) at p. 38. Scarce.

  • ASIN: B00KDEOVT4

Oklahoma Railfan Guide

Oklahoma Railfan

Invaluable guide to the railroads of Oklahoma, from the transcontinental mainlines to the smaller shortlines, from the wheatfields of the west to the mountains of the east. Coverage extends into the surrounding states for 20-30 miles. Includes detailed maps and milepost guides as well as documenting train symbols and operations.

  • ASIN: B0006QCFLU

Map | 1859 Map of the route to the Kansas gold mines : prepared from government and other surveys : showing the most direct railroad routes | Historic Wall Decor Poster Art Reprint | 44in x 11in

Map | 1859 Map of the route to

Map of the route to the Kansas gold mines : prepared from government and other surveys : showing the most direct railroad routes from the Atlantic cities to the Missouri River

  • Brand: Historic Pictoric
  • ASIN: B07PQWQZ11

1884 Map Kansas State of Kansas Township Map|Showing Drainage, Cities and Towns, Indian and Militar|Historic Antique Vintage Reprint|Ready to Frame

1884 Map Kansas State of Kansas Township Map|Showing

1884 Map Kansas State of Kansas Township Map |showing drainage, cities and towns, Indian and military reservations, railroads, and the limit of grants. Prime meridians: Washington and Greenwich. Relief shown by hachures. Description derived from published bibliography.

  • Color: Red
  • Brand: New York Map Company
  • ASIN: B077G8CY8W

1867 Railroad map of RRs, Kansas A new sectional of the state of Kansas showing

1867 Railroad map of RRs, Kansas A new

1867 map A new sectional map of the state of Kansas showing the route of the Union Pacific Railway--E. D. to Denver City. Col. and complete system of projected rail roads. Information compiled & collected from departments of the government at Washington, D.C. and other authentic sources by W. J. Keeler, C. E. 1867. Detailed township and county map showing drainage. Relief by hachures, salt marshes, and minerals in inset only. Includes Indian reservations, roads and railroads, and the land grants of the Union Pacific in Kansas. Lists projected railroads.

  • Brand: Historic Map
  • ASIN: B011HIMD58
  • UPC: 787166053391

Vintage Map | Kansas City railroads, belt line and switches : 1893-4 | Vintage Wall Art | 44in x 31in

Vintage Map | Kansas City railroads, belt line

Kansas City railroads, belt line and switches : 1893-4

  • Brand: Historic Pictoric
  • ASIN: B07PPWZ33N

1893 Map Missouri|Jackson|Kansas City Kansas City Railroads, Belt line and switches : 1893-4 Inc|Vintage Fine Art Reproduction|Ready to Frame

1893 Map Missouri|Jackson|Kansas City Kansas City Railroads, Belt

1893 Map Missouri | Jackson | Kansas City Kansas City railroads, belt line and switches : 1893-4 Includes "location of freight depots and express companies" and location map.

  • Brand: New York Map Company
  • ASIN: B077G86CC7

Historic Transit Map of Kansas City, March 1 1948 Railroad Cartography | Vintage Poster Art Reproduction | 24in x 16in

Historic Transit Map of Kansas City, March 1

Kansas City Transit Map, March 1 1948

  • Brand: Historic Pictoric
  • ASIN: B07PDJ7DX3

0388 Railroad Maps Map of the route of the Southern Continental R R with connections from Kansas City Mo Ft Smith Ark and Shreveport La giving a general view of the recent Mug 11 Oz White Ceramic

0388 Railroad Maps Map of the route of

  • Color: White
  • Brand: cubicer
  • ASIN: B07K1B6VSN
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