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Publisher's Summary

Growing up in the bustling railroad town of Norfolk, Virginia, and joining his conductor grandfather on overnight runs, future Fortune journalist Rush Loving was enchanted with railroads at an early age. In this extraordinary inside look at eight decades of the railroad industry and some of its greatest leaders, Loving reminisces about his colorful people, and fascinating anecdotes. Chatting with brakemen, engineers, and executives, Loving shares stories he collected in locomotive cabs, business cars, executive suites, and even the White House. They paint a compelling, intimate portrait of the railroad industry and its leaders, both inept and visionary. Above all, Loving tells stories of the dedicated men and women who truly love trains, and know the industry from the rails up.
The audiobook is published by Indiana University Press.
"A rail fan's dream book... Highly recommended." (Choice).
"Should be on the bookshelf of anyone who loves railroading as much as its author." (The Baltimore Sun).
"Only a journalist of Loving's stature could pull off this tour de force so well." (Fred W. Frailey, author of Twilight of the Great Trains).
©2016 Rush Loving, Jr. (P)2017 Redwood Audiobooks
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5 out of 5 stars
By Monica Thomas on 11-27-17

Excellent reading of captivating adventures!

Rich historical background interspersed with engaging personal commentary and anecdotal tales. Uplifting, entertaining, and educational.

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