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The well-dressed hobo : the many wondrous adventures of a man who loves trains / Rush Loving Jr.

Loving, Rush, (author.).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Railroads past and present.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Whiting PL - Whiting 385.0973 L948 (Text) 51735011762829 Adult department Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780253020635 (cl : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0253020638 (cl : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: x, 365 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2016]

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Introduction: A mix of love and luck -- Rumbling up the horseshoe -- Averell Harriman and his Streamliner -- Sin and the aspiring reporter -- Al Perlman buys a hill -- The country boy who as King of Florida -- Wooing bankers with a railway car -- The locomotive that sashayed -- The "token yokel" meanders north -- The biggest railroad story of them all -- "The greatest thing since sex and watermelon" -- The merger that worked -- The dinner debate with Graham Claytor -- The steadfast Colonel and the unsteady rock -- "Who knows Hays Watkins?" -- A modern Annie Oakley takes on Lou Menk -- The lawyer's son from Buffalo -- "Hays must no know" -- J.B. Hunt takes a ride on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe -- Two empty limousines -- "They nod off regularly on the job" -- Déjà vu once more -- Their greatest task.
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Loving was enchanted with railroads at an early age. Here he looks at eight decades of the railroad industry and some of its greatest leaders. Chatting with brakemen, engineers, and executives, Loving shares stories he collected in locomotive cabs, business cars, executive suites and even the White House. The result is an intimate portrait of the railroad industry and its leaders, both inept and visionary, and of the dedicated men and women who truly love trains and know the industry from the rails up.
Subject: Loving, Rush.
Railroads > United States > History.
Railroads > United States > Biography.

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