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Synopsis 1934, the height of the Great Depression, and the Works Projects Administration
begins construction of what has been called both the greatest feat of railroad
engineering in the world, and the biggest railroading folly ever: The "Trans-Sea
Railway and California Harbor Project," a vast engineering project that
was to supposed to build the greatest harbor on the west coast on the Isle
of California -- and build a railroad link across the California Sea to
connect it to the mainland.
William Silverstone follows the project from its earliest conception
in 1912, to its funding in 1934, the construction years of 1934 to 1942,
and the years following its completion -- with special emphasis on the
late 1950's, when it looked like "The Greatest Railroad in the World" would
end up as two crumbling piers and a set of seagull splattered pillars --
and its eventual comeback in the 1970's.
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