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California's Locomotives: Shortline Steam in the Golden State
Joseph A Strapac
Shade Tree Press
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2009-04-15 12:19:42
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California’s Locomotives

Shortline Steam in the Golden State

By Joseph Strapac.

Color laminated softcover, 8.5x11, 128 pages, 260 photos and diagrams. roster information.

"A pictorial introduction to the distinctive rod-drive steam locomotives used on California shortlines, industrial railroads and logging lines during the 20th Century. No geared locomotives.

"Locomotives are grouped in chapters by wheel arrangement, explaining their similarities as well as highlighting unique customer options. Essentially every class or order for shortline locomotives in California is illustrated.

"Photos range from the late 1890s through 2007; most images are well-lighted roster shots. Some official builder's photos and many more showing these engines at work. From 0-4-0 saddletanks to Mallets—every builder and every common carrier."