Southern Pacific Lines to Southern Pacific

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Southern Pacific Lines to Southern Pacific
Posted by SPer on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 6:39 PM

in1946 the SP changed the name from Southern Pacific Lines to Southern Pacific.It has to do with the SP subsdiary railroads merged into a single entity.

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Posted by rcdrye on Thursday, July 16, 2020 5:55 AM

SP didn't merge Central Pacific until 1959, and T&NO (Texas Lines) until 1961.  T&NO didn't merge various pieces (Houston & Texas Central among others) into T&NO until the 1950s.  I think the change was more of a marketing move.

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