Huntington Tracks recently won the Gold Medal for the best book in the category of Transportation at the Independent Publishers Book Awards.
This is a very reasonable price for a monumental work on the early days of the Pacific Electric. The development of southern California into a great urban area went hand-in-hand with the construction and operation of the Pacific Electric.
The book tells about Collis and Henry Huntington building their empire into Southern California and focuses on the 1870s through the Great Merger of 1911. A great reference book for all railroad historians
Bibliography, Introduction, Foreword, xii-xv;
Ch. 1: The National Railroad Merger and Expansion Era, 1880 to 1906; The Interstate Commerce Commission and the Sherman Antitrust Act, pp. 1-12;
Ch. 2: Collis Huntington and the Southern Route; War with the Santa Fe; Jay Gould and the Union Pacific-Salt Lake City to Los Angeles Route, pp. 13-68;
Ch. 3: Populism and Progressivism 1873 to 1910; The Los Angeles Free Harbor Fight, pp. 69-86;
Ch. 4: The Death of Collis Huntington; Collis Huntington and James Speyer; The Central Pacific Reorganization; The Desert Line, pp. 87-112;
Ch. 5: The Los Angeles Terminal Railway; San Pedro Harbor and The Eight Terminal Railroads of Los Angeles, pp. 113-176;
Ch. 6: William Clark and the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad; George Gould and the Castle Valley Railroad, pp. 177-206;
Ch. 7: Electric Power and Electric Railroad Development; William Kerckhoff and Henry Huntington; The Pacific Light and Power Company, pp. 207-242;
Ch. 8: Moses Hazeltine Sherman and the Los Angeles Pacific Railway, pp. 243-266;
Ch. 9: Henry Huntington Builds the Pacific Electric Railway, pp. 267-344;
Ch. 10: Edward H. Harriman and the Early Pacific Electric Railway, pp. 345-384;
Ch. 11: The Union Pacific / Southern Pacific Merger and Un-merger, pp. 385-411;
Bibliography, pp. 412-416;
Index, pp. 417-426.
Golden West Books, hardcover, 432 pages, 10.5 x 9.5 x 1.5 in., B&W photographs, map end sheets.