CALL FOR PAPERS/BHC ANNUAL MEETING PANEL/HISTORY OF RAIL TECHNOLOGY

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CALL FOR PAPERS FOR BHC PANEL, HISTORY OF RAIL TECHNOLOGY

The existing historiography of U.S. passenger railways, post World War 2, pays insufficient attention to some important aspects, such as how transnational relationships affected the development of high speed technology, and the decline of railcar/propulsion manufacturing; among others. Also this history lacks much in the way of theory to explain why a new technology—e.g., magnetically levitated transport—failed to achieve commercial implementation; or why one particular steel-wheeled rail technology, as opposed to another, was adopted. Therefore, I invite colleagues to join me in presenting papers on a Panel, at BHC’s 2018 Annual Meeting, that address any of these or related aspects of the history of U.S. rail technology. Please send your proposals for papers, before September 15, to Jim Cohen, Professor Emeritus, The City University of New York: jcohen@jjay.cuny.edu     

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