Re: Early TOFC

Tony Thompson

Greg Martin wrote:
But as we all now realize, it took a PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD President to pull
the pieces together and make the whole thing make common sense nationwide
by starting TRAILER TRAIN Corporation. That was 50 years ago.
Ah, these Pennsy guys. If history isn't on their side (and sadly, it often isn't), they rewrite it. Gene Ryan (most certainly NOT of the PRR) founded Rail-Trailer, which had the original PRR and other contracts, and was the basis for Trailer Train when it was formed in 1955. But Pennsy people did dominate the early staffing of TT.

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