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Transformation of a Railroad Company

Earl J. Currie During the 1980s, three major events—a Frisco Railroad merger, leadership changes, and deregulation—improved Burlington Northern’s railway earnings and radically transformed corporate objectives, standards, work methods, and technology. This volume explores initiatives and strategies BN employed to reach the era’s ambitious…
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Burlington Northern

Earl J. Currie Burlington Northern (BN) formed from the merger of four railways. Success required complex planning and implementation programs. Then the electric-power industry summoned BN to transport immense amounts of low-sulfur coal, and railroading as an adventure began for thousands hired to…