Commodore Vanderbilt


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Noun1.Commodore Vanderbilt - United States financier who accumulated great wealth from railroad and shipping businesses (1794-1877)Commodore Vanderbilt - United States financier who accumulated great wealth from railroad and shipping businesses (1794-1877)
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Young, a model train enthusiast for decades, offered more than 230 pieces at Julien's Auctions in Los Angeles from his collection of Lionel trains, including a custom-painted Commodore Vanderbilt 4-6-4 locomotive that sold for $10,000.
Shonts acted in fact more like old-time labour baiters Commodore Vanderbilt, Jay Gould, and Henry Clay Frick than as a model public relations-conscious capitalist.
There also were towel-wearing Arabs with obscene boats further polluting the French Riviera, but it's the oligarchs playing Commodore Vanderbilt that make the once-fabled south of France stink.