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Title supplied by cataloger. In 1865, a group of businessmen in San Francisco founded the Southern Pacific Railroad to build a rail connection between San Francisco and San Diego. Southern Pacific grew into a major railroad system which incorporated many smaller companies, which in turn had a noticeable social impact along its route, and some towns prospered because of it. In 1938, the Southern Pacific gained control of several bus lines in the Far West, and took over the trucking service previously provided by the Pacific Motor Transport Company; Pacific Motor Transport Company operated from 1929 to 1938. The Southern Pacific subsequently was taken over by the Union Pacific Railroad in 1996 following years of financial problems. View of the Southern Pacific loading dock located on north Spring Street, behind Chinatown. A long row of neatly parked vehicles have "Southern Pacific Motor Transport Services" written on the side of their cabs and doors. A dark cloud, possibly smoke, can be seen from behind the building. It may be that this dark cloud is coming from a locomotive, which is not visible from this angle.
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 24 cm. on sheet 21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00075424 SecurityÂ Pacific National Bank Collection Transportation-Railroads-Southern Pacific.; A-010-986 4x5 CARL0000080606 http://188.8.131.52/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/111823
Southern Pacific Transportation Company Southern Pacific Railroad Company Southern Pacific Company Railroad stations--California--Los Angeles Transportation--California--Los Angeles Railroads--California--Los Angeles Trucks--California--Los Angeles