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Texas and New Orleans: Southern Pacific’s Lines in Texas and Louisiana (2008) – LIKE NEW – A.D. McLennan (E)


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From the dust jacket: “There has long been a need for a thorough history of the Texas & New Orleans and its predecessors, from the beginnings in the mid-19th century, through linking El Paso and New Orleans in 1883, to the merger with Southern Pacific in 1961. This book fills that need. “Component railroads of the T&NO included the Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio; the Houston & Texas Central; the Houston East & West Texas; the Louisiana Western; Morgan’s Louisiana & Texas Railroad and Steamship Company; the T&NO itself; and the San Antonio & Aransas Pass. “The book opens with an introductory section of background information, then provides a general description of the steam locomotives which powered the T&NO until dieselization was completed in the 1950s. The coverage continues with chapters on particular segments of the T& El Paso to Houston, the Dallas & Austin Divisions, the Victoria Division, the East Texas lines, and Houston to New Orleans. A separate chapter describes the Houston and Galveston terminals. A concluding chapter covers the 1961 merger into SP, as well as the dieselization in the last decade of the T&NO’s separate existence. ” Each chapter is rich in details of operation, with extensive information from timetables and dispatcher sheets, as well as from company sources and the railroad literature. Throughout the book, numerous in-service photos at various locations document the history. The railroad had a complex roster of motive power in steam days, when many locomotives had been inherited from predecessor roads. Accordingly, detailed locomotive rosters are included, and essential drawings and maps further enrich the story. A bibliography and an index round out the book.”

This book is in Like-New condition. The spine is tight and there are no loose pages.  The dust jacket shows virtually no shelf wear.  There are no markings or writings inside.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Signature Press; 1st edition (January 1, 2008)
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 386 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 193001323X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1930013230

East Bin 1

Weight 41 oz
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 1 in


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