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Southern Pacific's Heavy Pacific Locomotives
Terry Johnson
Shade Tree Press
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2014-10-07 00:00:00
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Southern Pacific’s Heavy Pacific Locomotives

Classes P-8, P-9, P-10, P-12, P-13 and P-14

By Terry Johnson.

Softcover, 11x8.5 landscape format, 118 glossy pages, 179 b/w photos, wraparound color cover with original art, tables, rosters, diagrams, notes . 2014.

"This serious locomotive book is more than simply a photo album, in the tradition of Bob Church or Joe Strapac. Amply illustrated with detail photos, early-day roster shots, and lively action photography. Heavily researched and cross-checked.

"Author Terry Johnson begins his study with a discussion of Alco number 50,000—a 1912 demonstrator that pushed the envelope of modern passenger locomotive design. SP's own heavy Pacific locomotives were part of the post-Harriman era, when SP spent millions replenishing and modernizing rolling stock worn out during World War I. Heavy Pacifics were still powering Commute trains between San Jose and San Francisco as late as the summer of 1956, as illustrated by the dramatic, wrap-around Roger Cortani cover."