William Vanderbilt

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New York, Chicago And St. Louis Railroad - History - Background
... Starting about 1877, two great railroad developers, William H ... Vanderbilt and Jay Gould, began competing for the railroad traffic along the south shore of the Great Lakes ... By 1878 William Vanderbilt had a monopoly on rail traffic between Buffalo, New York Cleveland, Ohio Detroit, Michigan and Chicago, because he owned the only railroad linking those cities - the Lake Shore and ...
Franklin B. Gowen - Running The Reading Railroad - Bankruptcies and Ouster From The Reading - Contentious Recovery, New Expansionism
... and toward that end he forged a pivotal alliance with William Vanderbilt, president of the New York Central and other railroads ... Vanderbilt bought up a large block of Reading Railroad stock, sufficient to reelect Gowen as president in January 1882 ... His ally William Vanderbilt supported the move as it would increase the value of his own railroad's interconnection at New York Harbor ...

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    When I want to buy up any politician I always find the anti-monopolists the most purchasable—they don’t come so high.
    —William Vanderbilt (1821–1885)