Rail transportation expert available to discuss Washington state Amtrak derailment


ROLLA, Mo. – Dr. Jeff Schramm, a historian of modern technology, is available to discuss the Amtrak derailment in Washington State that occurred on Monday, Dec. 18. Dr. Schramm's scholarly research is in transportation, specifically 20th century railroads. His book, Out of Steam: Dieselization and American Railroads, 1920-1960, was published in August 2010 by Lehigh University Press. It is an examination of the transition from steam to diesel motive power on the railroads of the United States. He is a sought-after book reviewer for works on railroads and transportation topics.