Life Magazine Ad for "Wreck of the Penn Central"

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Life Magazine Ad for "Wreck of the Penn Central"

Post by umtrr-author » Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:07 pm

Tripped over this while following the link for something else: a Life Magazine advertisement from the publisher Little, Brown, for the book "The Wreck of the Penn Central." The magazine date is November 10, 1972.

Headline: "Name by name, blunder by blunder, here is the inside story of the biggest business failure in U.S. history." ... q=&f=false

I couldn't get a perfect hit on the actual page so you may need to scroll up, down or across depending on where you "land."
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Re: Life Magazine Ad for "Wreck of the Penn Central"

Post by Allen Hazen » Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:01 pm

Thanks for posting that! I've got the book: it's on the shelf next to Rush Loving's "The Men Who Loved Trains" (Indiana University Press, 2008), which brings the story up to the end of Conrail (and describes some more likeable/admirable characters!).
Life magazine apparently didn't number all its pages: the ad is on one of the two un-numbered pages between 56 and 57.

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Re: Life Magazine Ad for "Wreck of the Penn Central"

Post by ExNYC63 » Sun May 01, 2016 8:49 am

Thanks, so much for the add for the "Wreck of the Penn Central". Don't forget that no
railroad in the east could ultimately survive the oppressive Interstate Commerce Commission
and equally oppressive labor agreements that they had to operate under.

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