Of all U.S. railroads, few have branched out into more off-track business than the Southern Pacific. It runs a 22-acre produce market in Los Angeles, sold 47.5 million bd. ft. of timber from its 430,000 acres of tree farms last year, has a corps of drivers who pick up every General Motors car produced in California and deliver it to dealers. It was one of the first railroads to start a bus line; it has more truck-line routes than track mileage, and it has even tried to sell airline tickets at its whistle-stop...

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