The Railroads of San Antonio and South Central Texas

The Railroads of San Antonio and South Central Texas

Book - 2006
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As Toyota scouted the nation in 2002 for a new plant location, a San Antonio site's proximity to two rail lines clinched the decision. It was the city's greatest economic breakthrough in recent years. Of even greater effect was arrival of the first railroad a century and a quarter earlier, launching the region's first major growth. These are among the landmark events outlined in this first general interest book to sort out the regional operations and impact of seven rail lines: the Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio/Southern Pacific; International & Great Northern/Missouri Pacific; San Antonio & Aransas Pass; San Antonio & Gulf Shore/San Antonio & Gulf; Missouri?Kansas?Texas; Artesian Belt/San Antonio Southern; and the San Antonio, Uvalde & Gulf. There is a closing chapter on Amtrak and the Union Pacific. There are five appendices, ranging from an index of towns and railroads serving them to a listing of surviving depots to a summary of regional railroad museums and tourist railroad
Publisher: San Antonio, TX : Maverick Pub. Co., c2006
ISBN: 9781893271395
Branch Call Number: 385.09764 HEMPHILL
Characteristics: 101 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm

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