The Southern Pacific, 1901-1985 (Google eBook)

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Texas A&M University Press, 2009 - Business & Economics - 392 pages
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Don Hofsommer chronicles the twentieth-century history of a transportation giant. Here is a story of divestiture and merger, Sunset Route, and Prosperity Special. " . . . a treasure house of information about the Southern Pacific Company . . . . This book is a joy to read."--Richard C. Overton, from the Foreword
  

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Contents

Promontory Prelude
3
Enter Edward Henry Harriman
9
The Napoleon of Railroading
20
Trump Cards
32
The WideAwake West
51
Unmerger
78
The Roaring Twenties
90
Signal Masts and 2102S
107
Its Finest Hour
190
Into a Bright Future
208
The Russell Years
225
The New Standard Railroad of the World?
251
New Directions
276
Eye of the Storm
293
Denouement?
319
Notes
325

The Dark Decade
118
The Dark Decade Ended
133
The Texas sf New Orleans Railroad
158
The St Louis Southwestern Railway
177
B1bliography
351
Index
365
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About the author (2009)

In writing this corporate history, DON L. HOFFSOMMER had full access to corporate archives and conducted interviews with dozens of present and past company officers. He is the author of several books and many articles on other railroads.

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