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The Resource A history of the Texas railroads : and of transportation conditions under Spain and Mexico and the republic and the state, by S.G. Reed

A history of the Texas railroads : and of transportation conditions under Spain and Mexico and the republic and the state, by S.G. Reed

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A history of the Texas railroads : and of transportation conditions under Spain and Mexico and the republic and the state
Title
A history of the Texas railroads
Title remainder
and of transportation conditions under Spain and Mexico and the republic and the state
Statement of responsibility
by S.G. Reed
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
AQM
Dewey number
385.09764
Index
index present
LC call number
HE2771.T4
LC item number
R4 1941
Literary form
non fiction
Label
A history of the Texas railroads : and of transportation conditions under Spain and Mexico and the republic and the state, by S.G. Reed
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
General conditions when Austin planted his first colony in Texas in 1821 -- Transportation conditions under Spain and Mexico -- The first charter for a railroad in Texas -- The rivers and roads in the republic and the efforts to improve them -- Other efforts to build railroads during the republic -- Transportation conditions from 1846 to 1861 and what was done to improve them -- A government ownership plan in the early days of statehood -- The beginning of the railroad building in Texas--the first one--Buffalo Bayou, Brazos and Colorado, in 1853 -- Houston and Texas Central -- Washington County -- The Galveston, Houston and Henderson -- Houston tap and Brazoria -- Texas and New Orleans -- Eastern Texas -- San Antonio & Mexican gulf -- Memphis, El Paso and Pacific -- The Southern Pacific and other transcontinental railroad projects -- Other railroad projects chartered before the Civil War but not built -- Regulation before the Civil War -- List of all charters before the Civil War -- The results of twenty-five years of efforts to provide transportation facilities in Texas -- The Texas railroads during the civil war -- The Texas railroads after the Civil War -- Land grants and other aids to railroad building -- Consolidations and the development of systems -- The Southern Pacific -- The Santa Fe -- The Missouri Pacific -- The Texas and Pacific -- The Missouri-Kansas-Texas -- The Burlington -- The rock island -- The cotton belt -- The Frisco -- The Kansas City Southern -- The short independent lines built -- The terminal companies -- The electric railways -- Tram roads, logging roads and tap lines -- Roads chartered but not built -- The "ghost" railroads -- Mileage by years and classes -- List of charters granted since the Civil War -- Pools and agreements -- Regulation after the Civil War -- Freight rates and how they are made -- Important Texas freight rate cases -- The organization of the railroads and the departments required to operate them -- Development of independent organizations -- Ways and means used by the carriers of all kinds to secure traffic within the law -- The issuance of stocks and bonds--the valuation of the Texas railroads -- The taxation of the Texas railroads -- Federal control and its after effects -- The free pass evil -- Some facts about the principle commodities from which the Texas railroads derive most of their revenue -- The ports of Texas--the steamship lines now serving them and that have served them -- The intracoastal canal -- What is an adequate system of transportation? Is there one in Texas? If not, where rests the blame? What should be done to insure on permanently?
Control code
10243517
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
x, 822 p.
Lccn
42015499
Note
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): From the Library of Alex Stedman. Gift of Emily Dunbar, 1993 (SW Writers Access. No. 93-215). Signed by author.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Forms part of: A. C. Greene Library. Gift of Meredith Greene Megaw, 2012 (Access. No. 2012-026). Note by A.C. Greene giving credit to the author's realiablity and value on prelim page. Items laid in: "Grantees, Patentees, ect., designated by letters" (1 sheet), "Mineral Wells rail line set to be abandoned" (1 clipping), typed excerpt from book (1 slip), Notes made by A.C. Greene regarding the book (1 sheet), "Grand Saline (Special)" (1 sheet), "Down under the Big Hill" (1 sheet), article regarding operations of several different Texas railroads (2 clippings). With reversed dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 4: Limited edition signed by author.
Label
A history of the Texas railroads : and of transportation conditions under Spain and Mexico and the republic and the state, by S.G. Reed
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
General conditions when Austin planted his first colony in Texas in 1821 -- Transportation conditions under Spain and Mexico -- The first charter for a railroad in Texas -- The rivers and roads in the republic and the efforts to improve them -- Other efforts to build railroads during the republic -- Transportation conditions from 1846 to 1861 and what was done to improve them -- A government ownership plan in the early days of statehood -- The beginning of the railroad building in Texas--the first one--Buffalo Bayou, Brazos and Colorado, in 1853 -- Houston and Texas Central -- Washington County -- The Galveston, Houston and Henderson -- Houston tap and Brazoria -- Texas and New Orleans -- Eastern Texas -- San Antonio & Mexican gulf -- Memphis, El Paso and Pacific -- The Southern Pacific and other transcontinental railroad projects -- Other railroad projects chartered before the Civil War but not built -- Regulation before the Civil War -- List of all charters before the Civil War -- The results of twenty-five years of efforts to provide transportation facilities in Texas -- The Texas railroads during the civil war -- The Texas railroads after the Civil War -- Land grants and other aids to railroad building -- Consolidations and the development of systems -- The Southern Pacific -- The Santa Fe -- The Missouri Pacific -- The Texas and Pacific -- The Missouri-Kansas-Texas -- The Burlington -- The rock island -- The cotton belt -- The Frisco -- The Kansas City Southern -- The short independent lines built -- The terminal companies -- The electric railways -- Tram roads, logging roads and tap lines -- Roads chartered but not built -- The "ghost" railroads -- Mileage by years and classes -- List of charters granted since the Civil War -- Pools and agreements -- Regulation after the Civil War -- Freight rates and how they are made -- Important Texas freight rate cases -- The organization of the railroads and the departments required to operate them -- Development of independent organizations -- Ways and means used by the carriers of all kinds to secure traffic within the law -- The issuance of stocks and bonds--the valuation of the Texas railroads -- The taxation of the Texas railroads -- Federal control and its after effects -- The free pass evil -- Some facts about the principle commodities from which the Texas railroads derive most of their revenue -- The ports of Texas--the steamship lines now serving them and that have served them -- The intracoastal canal -- What is an adequate system of transportation? Is there one in Texas? If not, where rests the blame? What should be done to insure on permanently?
Control code
10243517
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
x, 822 p.
Lccn
42015499
Note
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): From the Library of Alex Stedman. Gift of Emily Dunbar, 1993 (SW Writers Access. No. 93-215). Signed by author.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Forms part of: A. C. Greene Library. Gift of Meredith Greene Megaw, 2012 (Access. No. 2012-026). Note by A.C. Greene giving credit to the author's realiablity and value on prelim page. Items laid in: "Grantees, Patentees, ect., designated by letters" (1 sheet), "Mineral Wells rail line set to be abandoned" (1 clipping), typed excerpt from book (1 slip), Notes made by A.C. Greene regarding the book (1 sheet), "Grand Saline (Special)" (1 sheet), "Down under the Big Hill" (1 sheet), article regarding operations of several different Texas railroads (2 clippings). With reversed dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 4: Limited edition signed by author.

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