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Southern Pacific Daylight Steam Locomotives ~ by Kenneth G. Johnsen
Southern Pacific Daylight Steam Locomotives
"Southern Pacific Daylight Steam Locomotives covers the Daylightís inception and glory years, the Warbaby era, the Western Pacific versions, the American Freedom Train, and the modern-day adventures of the 4449. It includes full technical details, specifications, and complete historical data on all the Daylights. Variations in the appearance of the engines, a "Daylight Spotterís Guide," numerous first-person accounts from the people who ran the Daylights, and a thorough index make this a book youíll refer to time and time again. This book is the story of "the most beautiful trains in the world."

Southern Pacific in Color Volume 1 ~ by David R. Sweetland   Southern Pacific in Color Volume 1

Durango and Silverton: A photographic celebration of America's favorite narrow gauge train ride
" . . . a 128-page hardcover detailing the glory years after WWII to the early Sixties. The last of steam is shown along with the pioneering diesels that wrested control. Clean Daylight and Black Widow paint schemes photographed across the entire system! "

Southern Pacific Oregon Division ~ by Brian Jennison & Victor Neves
Southern Pacific Oregon Division- Colorado's Argentine Central Railway

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Covers the Willamette - West Oregon routes, the Siskiyou Line,and the Cascade, Modoc and Shasta lines. Photos from 38 photographers show the railroad at its best; much inspiration for modelers too." ~ Hundman Publishing

The Southern Pacific in Oregon ~ by Tom Dill & Ed Austin - source #2
The Southern Pacific in Oregon
"A detailed look at Southern Pacific operation in Oregon, past and present. 120 years of SP and it's predecessor lines, including narrow-gauge lines, log-hauling shortlines, interurbans, and even city streetcar lines."

Southern Pacific of Mexico and the West Coast Route ~ by Signor and  Kirchner - source #2
Southern Pacific of Mexico and the West Coast Route
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... the Southern Pacific was also an international railroad. Beyond mere border crossings, it operated at least seven Mexican railroad subsidiaries, including the Cananea, Rio Yaqui & Pacific, Inter-California, Inter-California del Sur, Nacozari, Sonora, Tijuana & Tecate, and the Southern Pacific of Mexico.  . . . The Southern Pacific of Mexico (SPdeM) and its Ruta de la Costa Occidental (West Coast Route) stretched 1,094 miles from Nogales, on the Arizona-Sonora frontier, to Guadalajara, capital of the Mexican state of Jalisco. "

Southern Pacific - Santa Fe ~ TECAHAPI ~ by John R. Signor
Southern Pacific  Santa Fe  TECAHAPI  SP
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California's famed Tehachapi "Loop," where the rails of the Southern Pacific and the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroads breast Tehachapi Pass between Bakersfield and Mojave, is one of the seven wonders of the railroad world. . . . This book differs from many histories of the railroad, in that it features two main line railroads operating over a single mountain grade."

Southern Railway Diesel Locomotives and Trains 1950-1982 - Vol  1 ~ by Curt Tillotson
Southern Railway Diesel Locomotives and Trains 1950-1982
"Curt Tillotson takes a close and very personal look at the Southern Railway through his own photography from the 1960--1980 period, supplemented by others for earlier dates back to 1950. He looks at each and every class of SR diesel from beginning to end and fully illustrates them both with roster photos and with action pictures. About 90% of the book consists of excellent photos of trains at various locations across the Southern Railway System with extended, detailed captions, which give much background and history."  ~ TLC Publishing

Southern Railway Diesel Locomotives and Trains 1950-1982 - Vol  2 ~ by Curt Tillotson
Southern Railway Diesel Locomotives and Trains 1950-1982
"This volume will be more of the material contained in the first volume, with additional locomotives treated and illustrated, with author Tillotsonís expansive captions. He continues the documentation of Southernís first and second generation diesel fleets with great action and still photos, ending with the Norfolk Southern merger beginnings in 1982. Tillotson took most of the photos himself and is able to give long and very folksy narratives about each.  ~ TLC Publishing

South Park Line - A Concise History ~ by Gordon Chappell
South Park Line - A Concise History
"The complete story of the Colorado & Southern's famed South Park narrow gauge line is chronicled in this 270 page book. Contains 350 rare photos along with detailed maps. Built as the Denver, South Park & Pacific, this railroad crossed four towering passes to reach early-day mining towns. "

Speedway to Sunshine - The History of the Florida East Coast Railway  ~ by Seth Bramson
Speedway to Sunshine - The History of the Florida East Coast Railway
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.. lavishly illustrated, with more than 450 photographs, many of them available only between the covers of this book. It is the first and only history of the FEC, and it incorporates the ICC-mandated corporate history of 1916."

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