Transport: Record on Rails

Early one morning in April 1906 virtually the whole Pacific Coast began to quake. In San Francisco buildings toppled, fires broke out, water pipes parted and the fire chief was killed in his bed. When news of this great disaster reached the late great Edward Henry Harriman in his Manhattan office, he boarded a train, sped West over his own Union Pacific R. R. to place at the disposal of San Francisco's earthquake victims the entire resources of his railroad empire. That done, his next purpose was to get back to New York in...

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