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The Southern Pacific, 1901-1985

Author: Donovan L Hofsommer
Publisher: College Station : Texas A&M University Press, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the twentieth-century history of a transportation giant. This book presents a story of divestiture and merger, Sunset Route, and Prosperity Special.

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hofsommer, Donovan L.
Southern Pacific, 1901-1985.
College Station : Texas A&M University Press, c1986
(OCoLC)570050264
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donovan L Hofsommer
ISBN: 0890962464 9780890962466 9781603441278 1603441271
OCLC Number: 13333145
Description: xviii, 373 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Contents: Promontory prelude --
Enter Edward Henry Harriman --
The Napoleon of railroading --
Trump cards --
The wide-awake West --
Unmerger --
The roaring twenties --
Signal masts and 2-10-2s --
The dark decade --
The dark decade ended --
The Texas & New Orleans Railroad --
The St. Louis Southwestern Railway --
Its finest hour --
Into a bright future --
The Russell years --
The new standard railroad of the world? --
New directions --
Eye of the storm --
Denouement?
Responsibility: by Don L. Hofsommer ; foreword by Richard C. Overton.

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"... a treasure house of information about the Southern Pacific Company... This book is a joy to read. - Richard C. Overton, from the Foreword "... we can say that if you have any interest in the Read more...

 
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