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Robert J. Church
2013. From El Gobernador to 2-10-0, 2-10-2 and 4-10-2. This book presents the complete history of all Southern Pacific locomotives with ten drivers, the heavy duty workhorse engines found on the railroads entire far-flung Golden Empire. They were assigned to districts where there were heavy grades, on both the Pacific Lines from El Paso to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Ogden and Portland, and the subsidiary Texas & New Orleans Atlantic Lines from El Paso to San Antonio and New Orleans.
Coverage includes all classes of these engines, from the 1884 El Gobernador 4-10-0, the T&NO Decapod 2-10-0s, and the F class 2-10-2s, to the SP class Gresley valve-geared three-cylinder 4-10-2s. Introductory chapters follow the development of the early locomotives that opened the West, the small engines of the Central Pacific, and turn of the century designs of compound engines, including the early cab-forwards, which are briefly described. 532 pages 21x28 cm, 795 photos, 107 drawings, roster, hb.