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Detailed coverage of the Texas & Pacific Railway's operating and traffic data from its construction until it was absorbed by the Missouri Pacific in 1976. Includes information on traffic trends, the location of the lines (with maps), economic profiles of the areas served, passenger and freight train operations (with train names, schedules, and consists), terminals, trackage rights, operating and public timetables, and traffic data for individual stations. Illustrated with black and white photos. With extensive bibliography and detailed index. 252 pages.
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Book Description Westerner Press, El Paso, Texas, USA, 1998. Soft Cover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. 252 pages b/w photos - maps - the emphasis is on the years between 1940 and 1970, as the author explores the railroad, the territory that it served, the way it was operated, and the people and their products that it carried. This includes employee timetables and maps covering all the T&P subdivisions and branch lines; detailed manufacturing and population information about the various counties in Texas and Louisiana served by the T&P; schedules, operations and consists of passenger trains; a detailed look at switching assignments, division jobs, and other freight train operations and history; terminals and trackage rights; the T&P Navy; issue dates of public and employee timetables; and more. A seven-page bibliography is also included. All of this information is well-organized and thoroughly presented by the author. This is not a photo book, but instead provides a tremendous wealth of information about the post-1940 Texas & Pacific Railway!. Seller Inventory # 014831