The Little Engineers That Could

Brian R.R. Whipple can't say exactly why, but as a teen, he fell in love with railroads. In college, he was an intern with Southern Pacific Railway, became a research analyst there after graduation, and spent the next two decades in various jobs in the industry. Whipple's loftiest ambition, he says, was to become a division superintendent or vice-president. He never dreamed of being a railroad owner--but he is today.

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