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The Lord of the Night
Trains (2006)
  • Linda Grant Niemann, Kennesaw State University

The article presents the author's reflection on the management of Southern Pacific after it was acquired by Union Pacific (UP). The year preceding the UP merger, 1995, everyone tried to earn the maximum they could in preparation for whatever union-negotiated guarantee would come down the pike. Downsizing hit this system hard. The union contract did away with the system seniority that provided trainmen the freedom to work anywhere on the railroad.

  • Railroad mergers,
  • Consolidation & merger of corporations,
  • Transport workers,
  • Southern Pacific Co.,
  • Union Pacific Corp.
Publication Date
September, 2006
Citation Information
Linda Grant Niemann. "The Lord of the Night" Trains Vol. 66 Iss. 9 (2006)
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