Amtrak: The History and Politics of a National Railroad

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Notes
1.
Patrick Dorin, Amtrak Trains and Travel ( Seattle: Superior, 1979), 8; Peter Lyon , To Hell in a Day Coach ( Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1968), 226-227.
2.
Dorin, 8; George Hilton, Amtrak ( Washington, DC: American Enterprise Institute, 1980), 2-4; Lyon, 229; R. Kent Weaver, The Politics of Industrial Change ( Washington, DC: Brookings, 1985), 42.
3.
George Edwards and Ira Sharkansky, The Policy Predicament ( San Francisco: W.H. Freeman, 1978), 87-88.
4.
Don Phillips, "Railpax Rescue", in Journey to Amtrak, ed. Harold Edmonson ( Milwaukee: Kalmbach, 1972), 8; Hilton, 3-4; John Stover, The Life and Decline of the American Railroad ( New York: Oxford, 1970), 193; Weaver, 89; Frank Wilner, The Amtrak Story ( Omaha: Simmons-Boardman, 1994), 24-28.
5.
See especially Lyon, 246-248.
6.
For analyses of the deficit issue, see "Money Is Roadblock to Revival of Passenger Trains", Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report, February 6, 1970, 353; David Morgan, "Who Shot the Passenger Train?" Trains 19 ( April 1959): 17; James Nelson, Railroad Transportation and Public Policy ( Washington, DC: Brookings, 1959), 284-314; Stover, 218-221; Weaver, 89, 227.
7.
Roger Bradley, Amtrak ( Poole, United Kingdom: Blandford, 1985), 27; George Drury, The Historical Guide to North American Railroads ( Milwaukee: Kalmbach, 1985), 12; Hilton, 8; J. B. Hollingsworth and P. B. Whitehouse, American Railroads ( London: Bison, 1977), 31; Stover, 193; Weaver, 30.
8.
See David Nice, "Consideration of High-Speed Rail Service in the United States," Transportation Research 23A ( 1989): 359-365; U.S. Passenger Rail Technologies ( Washington, DC: Office of Technology Assessment, OTA-STI-222, 1983).
9.
Dorin, 11.
10.
Drury, 11; Oliver Jensen, American Heritage History of Railroads in America ( New York: Bonanza, 1975), 289.
11.
Lyon, 170.
12.
N. Kent Bramlett, The Evolution of the Highway User Charge Principle ( Washington, DC: Federal Highway Administration, 1982), 23.
13.
Dorin, 11-12; George Harmon, Transportation: The Nation's Lifelines ( Washington, DC: Industrial College of the Armed Forces, 1968), 94; Stover, 228.
14.
Drury, 12; "Money Is Roadblock", 354; Stover, 196-197; Karl Zimmerman , Amtrak at Milepost 10 (Park Forest, IL: PTJ Publishing, 1981), 3.
15.
Morgan, 29-31; Nelson, 308-309.
16.
Lyon, 250-252.
17.
The figures are found in Hilton, 4.
18.
See Hilton, 11; Hollingsworth and Whitehouse, 34; Morgan, 20-21; Stover, 197, 200; Wilner, 29.
19.
See the criticism in Morgan, 50; Nelson, 321; and especially Lyon, 233-236, 244, 267-268.
20.
Quoted in Lucius Beebe, Mixed Train Daily, 4th ed. ( Berkeley, CA: Howell-North, 1961), 59.
21.
See John Due, "The Evolution of Suburban and Radial Rail Passenger Transportation in the United States", Office of Research Working Paper No. 96- 0143 (Urbana-Champaign: College of Commerce and Business Administration, University of Illinois, 1996), 24-25; Jensen, 291.
22.
See Bradley, 40-41; Lyon.
23.
Morgan, 25.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface ix
  • 1 - Creating Amtrak 1
  • Notes 12
  • 2 - Development: Building the System 15
  • Notes 28
  • 3 - Distribution: Who Gets Service? 31
  • Notes 42
  • 4 - The States: Reluctant Partners? 47
  • Notes 58
  • 5 - International Amtrak 61
  • Notes 69
  • 6 - Bringing Passengers on Board 71
  • Notes 78
  • 7 - The Balance Sheet 81
  • Notes 91
  • 8 - Amtrak: Worth the Cost? 93
  • Notes 103
  • Bibliography 107
  • Index 115
  • About the Book 119
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