9780253045249-025304524X-Last Train to Texas: My Railroad Odyssey (Railroads Past and Present)

Last Train to Texas: My Railroad Odyssey (Railroads Past and Present)

ISBN-13: 9780253045249
ISBN-10: 025304524X
Author: Frailey, Fred W.
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Format: Hardcover 232 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780253045249
ISBN-10: 025304524X
Author: Frailey, Fred W.
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Format: Hardcover 232 pages

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Acknowledged authors Frailey, Fred W. wrote Last Train to Texas: My Railroad Odyssey (Railroads Past and Present) comprising 232 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 025304524X and 9780253045249. Since then Last Train to Texas: My Railroad Odyssey (Railroads Past and Present) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 4.04 or rent at the marketplace.

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Midnight train rides, head-on freight collisions―there is never a dull moment when it comes to trains. Take a look at America's biggest railroads and meet the thunderous personalities who operate them.


In Last Train to Texas, author Fred W. Frailey examines the workings behind the railroad industry and captures incredible true stories along the way. Discover how men like William "Pisser Bill" F. Thompson swerve from financial ruin, bad merger deals, and cutthroat competition, all while racking up enough notoriety to inspire a poem titled "Ode to a Jerk." Bold, savvy, and ready for a friendly brawl, the only thing louder and more thrilling than these men are the trains that they handle. Come along with Frailey as he travels the world, one railroad at a time. Whether it's riding the Canadian Pacific Railway through a blizzard, witnessing a container train burglary in the Abo Canyon, or commemorating a poem to Limerick Junction in Dublin, Ireland, Frailey's journeys are rife with excitement and the occasional mishap.


Filled with humorous anecdotes and thoughtful insights into the railroading industry, Last Train to Texas is an adventure in every sense of the word.

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