Southern Pacific Railroad in Eastern Texas

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The Southern Pacific Railroad and its predecessors served Texas from 1853 to 1996. Stretching from El Paso to the Louisiana border and from the Rio Grande Valley to the Red River, Southern Pacific opened up vast areas of the state to settlement by transporting people, building materials, and livestock. The railroad fueled Texas's economy by moving oil, timber, agricultural commodities, coal, automobiles, petrochemicals, cement, steel, consumer goods, and myriad other products. It hauled the marble that built the...
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The Southern Pacific Railroad and its predecessors served Texas from 1853 to 1996. Stretching from El Paso to the Louisiana border and from the Rio Grande Valley to the Red River, Southern Pacific opened up vast areas of the state to settlement by transporting people, building materials, and livestock. The railroad fueled Texas's economy by moving oil, timber, agricultural commodities, coal, automobiles, petrochemicals, cement, steel, consumer goods, and myriad other products. It hauled the marble that built the state capitol in Austin and the materials to build the massive seawall in Galveston. Southern Pacific also played an important role in developing the ports of Beaumont, Galveston, Houston, and Corpus Christi. This book is a photographic record of Southern Pacific in eastern Texas during the 50-year period following World War II to the 1996 merger with the Union Pacific Railroad.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738579948
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 3/22/2011
  • Series: Images of Rail Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 951,517
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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David M. Bernstein began his 15-year employment with Southern Pacific after graduation from Texas A&M University in 1978. He worked as a clerk, train order and interlocking operator, train dispatcher and chief train dispatcher in Texas, and served two years at corporate headquarters in San Francisco. He currently works for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway in Fort Worth.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

Time Line 8

Tables 9

1 The Hub: Houston Terminal 11

2 The Houston Division: Houston and Galveston to Echo, Houston to Shreveport 51

3 The Dallas Division: Houston to Denison, Ennis to Fort Worth 87

Bibliography 127

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