The Pennsylvania Railroad, Volume 1

The Pennsylvania Railroad, Volume 1

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"Do not think of the Pennsylvania Railroad as a business enterprise," Forbes magazine informed its readers in May 1936. "Think of it as a nation." At the end of the nineteenth century, the Pennsylvania Railroad was the largest privately owned business corporation in the world. In 1914, the PRR employed more than two hundred thousand people—more than double the number of soldiers in the United States Army. As the self-proclaimed "Standard Railroad of the World,"… (more)


Book Details  


Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press (October 29, 2012)

Collection: American Business, Politics, and Society

Format: EPUB

Page count: 968 pages

File size: 16 MB

Protection: Watermark

Language: English


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