Southern Pacific Railroad in Eastern Texas

Southern Pacific Railroad in Eastern Texas
Author : David M. Bernstein
Publisher : Arcadia Library Editions
Total Pages : 130
Release : 2011-03
ISBN 10 : 1531652832
ISBN 13 : 9781531652838
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Southern Pacific Railroad in Eastern Texas Book Description:

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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