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The Pennsylvania Railroad at Bay: William Riley McKeen and the Terre epub ebook

by Richard T. Wallis

The Pennsylvania Railroad at Bay: William Riley McKeen and the Terre epub ebook

Author: Richard T. Wallis
Category: Americas
Language: English
Publisher: Indiana University Press; First Edition edition (June 1, 2001)
Pages: 208 pages
ISBN: 0253338727
ISBN13: 978-0253338723
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 828
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Richard T. Wallis, raised in a Pennsylvania Railroad family in New Jersey, studied history and found his . Wallis is a member of the Indiana Historical Society and the Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society.

Richard T. Wallis, raised in a Pennsylvania Railroad family in New Jersey, studied history and found his soul-mate at Oakland City College (now Oakland City University) in Oakland City, Indiana before embarking on a career in broadcasting. It was in the Hoosier state that he rediscovered his railroad, and was introduced to the distinctive differences of its Lines West heritage.

The Pennsylvania Railroad at BayWilliam Riley McKeen and. Richard T. Wallis, raised in a Pennsylvania Railroad family in New Jersey, studied history before embarking on a career in broadcasting. It was in Indiana that he rediscovered his railroad roots and was introduced to the distinctive differences of its Lines West heritage. June 2001 208 pages, 71 b&w photos, 11 figs.

By Richard T. Wallis. McKeen renamed the system The Vandalia Line and used the lease to keep the Pennsylvania at arm's length. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001. Pp. xiv, 189. Illustrations, maps, index. The Terre Haute & Indianapolis (TH&I) represented an important asset by connecting the city to Indianapolis and eastern markets.

The Pennsylvania Railroad at bay: William Riley McKeen and the Terre Haute. By Richard T. Moody's Magazine, December 1909, page 454. ^ American narrow gauge railroads By George Woodman Hilton, page 423. ^ New York Times, May 9, 1887. New York Times, August 12, 1887.

The Pennsylvania Railroad at Bay: William Riley McKeen and the Terre Haute & Indianapolis Railroad by Richard T. Indiana Magazine of History.

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William Riley McKeen and the Terre. History, Pennsylvania Railroad, Railroads, Terre Haute & Indianapolis Railroad Company. Published June 1, 2001 by Indiana University Press. William Riley McKeen (b. 1829).

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The Pennsylvania Railroad At Bay: William Riley Mckeen And The Terre Haute & Indianapolis Railroad - ISBNdb (books and publications). author: Richard T. Time Series : Data Analysis And Theory - ISBNdb (books and publications). author: Richard Wallis. Huddersfield 3D Richard Wallis.

The Pennsylvania Railroad at BayWilliam Riley McKeen and the Terre Haute & Indianapolis Railroad

Richard T. Wallis

The first complete study of William Riley McKeen and the Terre Haute & Indianapolis Railroad.

The Pennsylvania Railroad at Bay is the story of an independent and creative 19th-century Indiana businessman, William Riley McKeen, and the railroad that he built based in Terre Haute―the Terre Haute & Indianapolis Railroad. It is also the story of a small-town entrepreneur who held the mighty Pennsylvania Railroad at bay, refusing to sell out before he was ready to do so. Until now, the TH&I has been something of an enigma for historians of the Pennsylvania Railroad. They have often ignored or failed to understand the fact that the Terre Haute road remained independent for so long. Unlike similar relations with its other western lines―such as the Indiana Central and the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne & Chicago―the Pennsy’s early courtship of the TH&I did not lead to the usual "smothering embrace," as author Wallis puts it. Instead, what he calls an "arm’s length’s partnership" endured between the two vastly different organizations. This volume is a long-overdue look at that partnership and the man who, against all odds, kept it in balance. Wallis has made a fascinating contribution to the railroad history of Indiana, to the story of the Pennsylvania Railroad, and to the history of Terre Haute and one of its most interesting businessmen. Richard T. Wallis, raised in a Pennsylvania Railroad family in New Jersey, studied history before embarking on a career in broadcasting. It was in Indiana that he rediscovered his railroad roots and was introduced to the distinctive differences of its Lines West heritage. Wallis is a member of the Indiana Historical Society and the Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society.

Railroads Past and Present series―George M. Smerk, editor

June 2001208 pages, 71 b&w photos, 11 figs.,

Reviews (4)
Hellmaster
If you're interested in railroad history around Indiana and how a little railroad (TH&I) managed to be a thorn in the side of the mighty PRR this book is for you. I got it because a great great great grandfather was part of the creation of the Terre Haute & Richmond.starting in 1851. Unfortunately (for me) he was only mentioned in a few places. Still, I found the book to be an interesting read.

Alianyau
VERY good book about the PRR "Lines West",,good detail!
Growing up in the area where the book takes place made it most interesting for me!

Mora
This book centers on the history of railroad development and expansion in Indiana and Illinois at the turn of the century as well as the lives and times of the movers and shakers that propelled this activity. I particularly enjoyed reading about where and why certain rail lines were built and then why some of them otlived their usefulness. It is interesting to see what exists in todays world and then read about how it started and occurred during the glory years of railroad construction in the Midwest. The insights on personalities, motivations and strategies of people like Wm. Riley McKeen, his supporters (Chauncey Rose) and detractors (Samuel Ives) were also extremely enlightening and entertaining. I grew up in Illinois and Indiana and always wanted to know more about the history of the Pennsylvania RR "Lines West". (Most PRR history books discuss the eastern portion of the railroad.) This book explains much about "Lines West" in an informative and entertaining fashion.

Ynneig
The extraordinary true story about a scrupulous midwestern entrepreneur who built a small local railroad into a strong regional system -- known as "The Vandalia" -- and resisted repeated efforts to be acquired for nearly 30 years or until he was ready to relinquish the reins. Belongs on the bookshelf of anyone interested in Indiana or Illinois history or the history of the Pennsylvania Railroad. A highly readable and entertainingly-written research masterpiece addressing an area of corporate history not often broached. Required exploration of corporate minutes, court files and private correspondence. "A railroad's history, telling it through the life of the man who made it what it was." Outstanding photos and diagrams. A keeper.

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