Southern Pacific Steam Locomotives: A Pictorial Anthology of Western Railroading. Donald Duke.

Southern Pacific Steam Locomotives: A Pictorial Anthology of Western Railroading

Good. Item #6388

San Marino: Pacific Railway Journal, 1962. Revised [Second] Edition. Octavo; numerically paginated as 88pp., in fact published as only 79pp. (numbers not corrected when volume was reconfigured for revised edition). Two-color system map on front and rear endpapers; over 120 photographs and document reproductions. Pictorial jacket with train portrait by Harlan Hiney. Brown boards with gilt spine stamping. Jacket shows slight smudges on rear. Spine backing of binding wholly detached but intact and in place, readily reparable. Textblock unmarred and unmarked.

"The name Southern Pacific, in the United States and throughout the world, became synonymous with steam locomotives . . . . When the rails of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific were joined in Utah Territory in the spring of 1869, the pioneer days of the West drew to its official close. The Southern Pacific rails grew North and Southwest, while the development of steam locomotives was spurred continually by the ever-increasing demand for more efficient and heavier motive power."

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