Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Master of Economics


Since industry started using mechanical power on large scale about 1900 and most of the major and important rail mileage of the country was in existence and is identified as part of the present system, I chose to give my attention to the period from 1900 to the present, however, placing emphasis upon consolidation since World War I.

One method employed in this study was a personal letter written and sent to the Association of American Railroads. Valuable information was received as follows: 1. Yearbook of Railroad Facts 2. Bulletin of Public Relation

This study also included general text books found in the W. R. Banks Library, Prairie View A. & M. College, Prairie View, Texas, Houston Public Library, Houston, Texas, Texas A. & M. Library, Bryan, Texas and San Diego Public Library, San Diego, California.

Committee Chair/Advisor

K. R. Thiagarjan

Committee Member

J. L. Brown


Prairie View A&M College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View




This book did not include pages 1 and 2, which contained the Problem and Purpose of this study per the table of contents.



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