George W. Hilton
UCLA professor chronicled railroad and shipping history
George W. Hilton, 89, a retired UCLA professor, author and transportation economist known for his study of railroads and shipping, died Aug. 4 of heart failure in Columbia, Md.
In 1962 Hilton joined the faculty of UCLA, where he taught economics and transportation regulation until retiring in 1992. He was the author of 15 books.
"George was a great historian for lost causes and great failures," said Herbert H. Harwood Jr., a retired CSX Corp. executive, and a nationally known railroad historian and author. "That resulted in the...