Tracks to the Sea: Galveston and Western Railroad Development, 1866-1900 / Edition 1

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College Station 1999 Cloth 1st ed. New/New in New jacket New book. First edition stated. 158 pages. Good history of the golden era of railway development and Galveston's rise to ... prominence. Covers creation of Houston and Great Northern, the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe; the Houston and Texas Central and others Much on Jay Gould and his rivalries with George Sealy and Collis Huntington. A few b/w photos, notes, index and bibliography. ZSBH 19489. Read more Show Less

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In Tracks to the Sea: Galveston and Western Railroad Development, 1866-1900, Earle B. Young traces the efforts of "railroad generals" Jay Gould and Collis Huntington to control Texas' railroad ventures, as well as the struggles of the new railroads built during this era, such as the Houston and Great Northern; the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe; and the Houston and Texas Central. Young also examines the men behind the rails, and the goals and rivalries which shaped the routes and profits of Texas railroads, especially Galveston's George Sealy in his battle with New York's Gould for the route to the thriving seaport and Gould's competition with Huntington over who would dominate the southwestern lines.
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Earle B. Young, a native of Galveston, is a retired budget official at NASA's Johnson Space Center. He is the author of Galveston and the Great West, also published by Texas A&M University Press.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction 3
Ch. 1 Planning Efforts for New Railroads 7
Ch. 2 Galveston's Own Railroad Emerges 26
Ch. 3 The Path into Bankruptcy - and Out 37
Ch. 4 The Rapidly Changing West 45
Ch. 5 Gould Eyes Galveston and the GC&SF 65
Ch. 6 Gould Stymied: First the Pool, Then the Sale 85
Ch. 7 Huntington Looks Eastward 101
Ch. 8 The Southern Pacific Comes to Galveston 110
Conclusion 123
Epilogue 129
Notes 131
Bibliography 145
Index 151
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