My Life with Trains

My Life with Trains : Memoir of a Railroader

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Named one of the "75 People You Should Know" by Trains Magazine, Jim McClellan was a railroading legend and one of the railroad industry's titans. An iconic and innovative executive, McClellan participated in the creation of both Amtrak and Conrail and worked for the Norfolk Southern, the New York Central, US Railway Association, and the Federal Railroad Administration. My Life with Trains combines a world-class photographer's love of railroading with the insights of a government and railroad official. The book provides a short historical overview of the changes in the industry, recounts McClellan's experience at various railroads, and offers personal reflections on a lifetime of working with and chasing trains. Expertly detailed with over 250 stunning color photographs, My Life with Trains covers sixty years as observed by a legendary railroad more

Product details

  • Hardback | 360 pages
  • 216 x 241 x 25.4mm | 1,224.7g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 257 color illus., 6 maps
  • 0253024005
  • 9780253024008
  • 1,463,428

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Jim's recollection of events and the people-the human as well as organizational tensions-is well balanced and accurate. If you are interested in railroad economics and leadership issues, this book should be in your library. Jim McClellan's memoirs provide a series of valuable history lessons, not just for us older folks, but also for those who face the next 30 to 40 years of uncertainty and opportunity. * Railway Age * McClellan covers his wide-ranging professional life, copiously illustrated with his own color photos . . . often taken from his privileged perch in either the locomotive cab or from the rear vestibule. McClellan has left us a vivid memoir of a railroad life well lived. * Classic Trains *show more

About Jim McClellan

Jim McClellan was a veteran of the railroad more

Table of contents

ContentsPrefaceAcknowledgmentsPart I. Railroads: 195020141. The Northeast2. The Southeast3. The Midwest4. The West5. CanadaPart II. Railroader6. Look Ahead, Look South7. Road of the Century8. Creating Amtrak9. Working at Amtrak10. The Creation of Conrail11. Look South, Again12. The Quest for ConrailReflectionsAppendixIndexshow more