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Steam Over Donner
Duncan Still
Monte vista Publishing
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2008-01-29 16:33:26
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Steam Over Donner

By Duncan Still.

176 pages, cloth with dust jacket, 11x8.5 horizontal format, 150+ b/w photos.

"Monte Vista Publishing's inaugural hard cover book is a chronological and pictorial history of Donner Pass by Duncan Still.

"Using his extensive collection of Southern Pacific black & white steam photographs - many by the late W.C. Whittaker - the author shows via text and photography how steam locomotives battled "The Hill". "Included are several uncommon photos of main road power with point helpers, swing and/or rear helpers from the late 1930s to the mid 1950s, and Cab Forwards, from an early AC-3 to the very latest AC-12s.

"The dust jacket is a full color painting by Ernie Towler of SP AC-8 #4180 as it crosses the Long Ravine trestle with an eastbound reefer block.

"176 pages with over 150 mostly action b&w photos 10.5 inches wide and 6.25 inches tall (some photos even larger), in-depth text on steam operations".