J. Pierpont Morgan and the Railroads

Rita Claire Austin, Fordham University


Within the past decade, the American railways have been celebrating their centenaries. Throughout the land, magnificent programs were carried out by leaders in the transportation industry. Orations, lengthy magazine articles, flourishing press headlines announced and analyzed the history of the past and the hopes of the future. Naturally, this was no out of the way or misapprehended series of events. The greatest, the most important per- haps of all American institutions, at least commercially, had the prerogative to do this, partially to commemorate what time had turned from a mere experiment of an early set of ingenious men, into the highly developed scientific mass of mechanism known as a railroad.

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Austin, Rita Claire, "J. Pierpont Morgan and the Railroads" (1936). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI28960401.