The New Haven Railroad In the McGinnis Era

Frattasio, Marc J.

Published by White River Productions, 2003
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256 pages, loaded with photos in color and b/w. Signed by Mr. Frattasio on the title page. Printed in cooperation with the New Haven Railroad Historical and Technical Association. A large and heavy book; international shipments may require additional postage. Please feel free to inquire. Domestic rates still apply for U.S. shipments. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: The New Haven Railroad, though relatively small in size, was an operation that truly had it all. The 225-mile Shore Line Route main linked Boston and New York City while branches served southern New England. Although the New Haven was always an interesting railroad, it took on a larger than life character after Patrick B. McGinnis became its president on April 14, 1954. Unquestionably the most outspoken and controversial railroad executive of his time, McGinnis believed that the ailing railroad industy's greatest handicap was its lack of modern thinking and that his ideas, if universally adopted, could lead railroading into the future. McGinnis used the New Haven as a laboratory to test his many bold ideas for revitalizing the railroad industry. As a result of his experiments and flair for publicity, the New Haven remained fixed in the public spotlight throughout the 22 months of his administration as no other railroad has ever been, before or since. With the help of over 500 illustrations, author Marc Frattasio tells the full story of the New Haven under Patrick McGinnis, from the bitter battle to wrest the railroad away from Frederic C. Dumaine, Jr., through the financial chicanery and turmoil that ultimately forced McGinnis to step down. In between are the details of experiments with high speed passenger trains, the colorful corporate image and architectural design programs, new locomotives and equipment, the commuter insurrection, efforts to merge the New Haven with the Boston & Maine, the hurricanes and floods of 1954 and 1955, the General Motos pla, and many other interesting aspects of the New Haven in the McGinnis era. The events of the McGinnis era are framed with in the broader context of the New Haven's overall history and a look at Patrick McGinnis' tumultuous careers on the Norfolk & Southern, the Central of Georgia, and the Boston & Maine.

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Title: The New Haven Railroad In the McGinnis Era
Publisher: White River Productions
Publication Date: 2003
Binding: Hardcover
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Book Description White River Productions, 2003, 2003. hardcover. Condition: New. In Cooperation with the NHRH&TA The New Haven Railroad, though relatively small in size, in its day served the most densely populated and industrialized area of the United States. To satisfy the broad service requirements of its territory, the New Haven maintained a diversity of Passenger Service,2364 completely out of proportion to its size. Although always an interesting railroad, the New Haven took on a larger than life character after Patrick B. McGinnis became its president on April 14, 1954. Unquestionably the most outspoken and controversial railroad executive of his time, McGinnis believed that the railroad industry's greatest handicap was its lack of modern thinking and that his ideas-if universally adopted-could lead the railroads into the future. McGinnis used the New Haven as a laboratory to test his many bold ideas for revitalizing the railroad industry. As a result of his experiments and flair for publicity, the New Haven remained fixed in the public spotlight throughout the 22 months of his administration as no other railroad has ever been, before or since. With the help of over 500 illustrations, author Marc Frattasio tells the full story of the New Haven under Patrick McGinnis, from the bitter battle to wrest control of the line, to the financial chicanery and turmoil that ultimately forced McGinnis to step down. In between are the details of experiments with high-speed passenger trains, the colorful corporate image and architectural design programs, new locomotives and equipment, the commuter insurrection, efforts to merge the New Haven with the Boston & Maine, the hurricanes and floods of 1954 and 1955, the General Motors plan, and many other interesting aspects of the New Haven Railroad in the McGinnis era. Contents: Introduction, pp. 4-7; A History of the New Haven Railroad, pp. 8-33; Patrick B. McGinnis, pp. 34-39; The New Haven Under McGinnis, pp. 40-187; Finis McGinnis, pp. 188-191; McGinnis Goes to the Boston & Maine, pp. 192-211; The New Haven After McGinnis, pp. 212-233; The End of the New Haven Railroad, pp. 234-252; References, Index, pp. 253-256. White River Productions, hardcover with jacket, 256 pages, 8.5 x 11 x 1.5 in., B&W and Color photographs, diagrams, advertising reproductions. Seller Inventory # wrp063

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