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Railroad History 217: Penn Central Reconsidered

"The railroad's short life and unexpected collapse forced the federal government to take fresh look at railroad regulation. That process began with extending emergency financial support to the Penn Central dramatically expanded with the creation of the federally funded Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail) and culminated on October 14, 1980 when President Jimmy Carter signed the Staggers Act which opened the door to a rebirth of the railroad industry," Robert Holzweiss writes. This and other articles are in Railroad History 217, a benefit of membership.

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