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Southern Pacific Lines across Texas and Louisiana 1934-61
Joe Dale Morris w/ George C. Werner
SP Historical Technical Societ
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Southern Pacific Lines across Texas and Louisiana, 1934-61


By Joe Dale Morris with George C. Werner.

Cloth with dust jacket, 8.5x11", 496 glossy pages, 900+ b/w, 80+ color photos, 15 illustrations, 12 full color maps, bibliography, index. 2012.

"The States of Texas and Louisiana and the Southern Pacific Railroad grew up together. In 1853 the Buffalo Bayou, Brazos & Colorado, the first railroad in Texas was opened; and in the same year the New Orleans, Opelousas & Great Western, the first component railroad of the T&NO in Louisiana was opened. Soon, thirty-four other railroads were built in Texas, forming nine predecessor roads, and nine railroads were built in Louisiana, forming five predecessor railroads. In 1927 the Espee leased all of the predecessor roads to the Texas and New Orleans Railroad and finally in 1934 all of the leased companies were merged into a single company.

"Including a historical review of the companies, the full story of the Texas and New Orleans Railroad, the Southern Pacific Lines in Texas and Louisiana, is presented."