SP Historic Diesels Volume 20: Passenger Cab Units Reprise

Strapac, Joseph A

Published by Shade Tree Books, Bellflower, CA 2015-01-01, 2015
ISBN 10: 0930742508 / ISBN 13: 9780930742508
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Synopsis: Softcover, 11x8.5", 342 photos (32 color), complete roster, detailed photo captions. 2015. "Passenger units were special. Working as they did for the SP from 1947-48, they lost their Daylight red-and-orange paint in 1958-60, finally falling to SP's train-off policies of the late 1960s (though a few FP7A and passenger F7B units did survive into Amtrak colors.) While a number of one-of-a-kind pictures were used in those earlier passenger volumes and simply had to be carried over here, so many previously unpublished images have been made available that the book grew, including sixteen pages in full color. "SP considered passenger locomotives to be distinct, all initially purchased wearing distinctive "passenger" paint jobs. Eventually, SP would accumulate a roster of 28 Electro-Motive and 66 Alco passenger diesels, all of them in service together for the few brief years between 1955 and 1962. "In addition to its formal passenger diesels, SP ordered over 200 passenger-equipped four-axle F7, F7B and FP7 units. They provided backup power for mail trains, passenger locals, holiday specials, troop movements and even many railfan excursions. Every one of these (with the glaring exception of one Cotton Belt FP7) was painted as delivered in "black widow" freight colors. 114 passenger F7As carried steam generator controls on the fireman's dashboard-but none had its own steam generator aboard. Only the passenger F7Bs and the seventeen FP7As could make train-heat steam. "Vol 20 includes chapters on each model from each builder, illustrations of variant paint jobs and extensive discussion of SP policies for passenger locomotive utilization, and includes sixteen pages of color."

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Title: SP Historic Diesels Volume 20: Passenger Cab...
Publisher: Shade Tree Books, Bellflower, CA 2015-01-01
Publication Date: 2015
Binding: Paperback
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st.

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