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SP Steam Pictorial Vol 34: SP Type 4-10-2 SP-1 5000-SP-3 5048
Jeff Ainsworth
Monte vista Publishing
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2008-04-21 12:58:07
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Southern Pacific SP Type 4-10-2 Pictorial Volume 34

Classes SP-1 through SP-3

By Jeff Ainsworth.

Horizontal format, 11x8.5, softcover, 54 pages, b/w images throughout.

"This release in the Southern Pacific series (SP steam series Volume 34) covers SP's 4-10-2s, in SP-1 class number 5000 to SP-3 class number 5048.

"These engines primarily worked the long straight sections of SP, from Los Angeles east to El Paso. They could also be found between Eugene and Portland, Oregon.

"The cover photo shows an MM-3 mallet as point helper to SP-2 class Extra 5031 East as it pulls out of Aurant Yard near Alhambra, CA in November 1949. The Frank J. Peterson photo is from the Robert L. Kern collection.

"The back cover shows X5035 westbound out of the "trench" in El Paso in a March 1952, Roger S. Plummer Photo from the Gordon C. Bassett Collection.

"The book includes 52 full page (approx size of 10.2 inches wide by 5.5 inches tall) black & white photographs, and a full two page center spread (22x8.5) of SP 5027 in San Timiteo Canyon, east of Redlands, CA."