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The Railroads of San Antonio and South Central Texas
     

The Railroads of San Antonio and South Central Texas

by Hugh Hemphill
 

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As Toyota scouted the nation in 2002 for a new plant location, a San Antonio site's proximity to two rail lines clinched the decision. It was the city's greatest economic breakthrough in recent years. Of even greater effect was arrival of the first railroad a century and a quarter earlier, launching the region's first major grow. These are among the landmark events

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As Toyota scouted the nation in 2002 for a new plant location, a San Antonio site's proximity to two rail lines clinched the decision. It was the city's greatest economic breakthrough in recent years. Of even greater effect was arrival of the first railroad a century and a quarter earlier, launching the region's first major grow. These are among the landmark events outlined in The Railroads of San Antonio and South Central Texas, the first general interest book to sort out the regional operations and impact of seven rail lines: the Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio/Southern Pacific; International & Great Northern/Missouri Pacific; San Antonio & Aransas Pass; San Antonio & Gulf Shore/San Antonio & Gulf; Missouri-Kansas-Texas; Artesian Belt/San Antonio Southern; and the San Antonio, Uvalde & Gulf. There is a closing chapter on Amtrak and the Union Pacific. This lavishly-illustrated book, with 123 illustrations and 8 maps, is vital to understanding the evolution of an important link in the nation's transportation system. Included are five appendices that codify data, ranging from an index of towns and the railroads serving them to a listing of surviving depots to a summary of regional railroad museums and tourist railroads

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National Railway Bulletin
An excellent study of the role railroads played in our national development and their importance now, as reflected in one region of Texas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781893271395
Publisher:
Maverick Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Hugh Hemphill is the longtime director of the Texas Transportation Museum in San Antonio and a lifelong rail aficionado.

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