Title: Riding the Pennsy to Ruin: A Wall Street Journal Chronicle of the Penn Central Debacle. pbk.
Publisher:  Dow Jones Books, Princeton, New Jersey, 1970, ISBN:0871284715
Seller ID: 74911
GARTNER, Michael. Riding the Pennsy to Ruin: A Wall Street Journal Chronicle of the Penn Central Debacle. Princeton, New Jersey: Dow Jones Books, 1970. Pp. (6),[1-2]3-90. 8vo, illustrated colour card covers. "In 1968, two huge US railroads, the Pennsylvania and the New York Central, combined into a behemoth that was supposed to help revolutionize the US railroad system. 1970, the merged railroad went bust. How did it happen?" This collection of twelve articles from the Wall Street Journal probes the answers to this question. "Its reporters bring you the inside story about the bickering, the confusion, the politics that hurt the big company. And they tell you more -about a group of officers who bailed out of the company just before its problems became public knowledge, and about a big brokerage firm that led a double life in the months just before the railroad's collapse." -from the back cover Vg. 35.00