Southern Pacific Historic Diesels
Vol 22: Passenger Hood Unit Reprise
By Joseph Strapac.
Softcover, 8.5x11", 176 pages including 16 color pages. 2017.
"This volume summarizes Southern Pacific's experience with hood units (road switchers) in passenger service, beginning in the early 1950s.
"Locomotive models addressed in detail include:
- Fairbanks-Morse Train Masters
- Alco RS-3 (Cotton Belt)
- Alco DL-701 (SP)
- demonstrator and emergency “protection” units
- Electro-Motive SDP45
- EMD GP40P-2
- EMD SD7
- EMD SD9
- EMD GP9
"Numerous images in this book are repeated from earlier volumes, but the book itself is not a reprint. It follows the model of our Volume 20, which reprised the passenger cab units. Coverage of the Train Masters is significantly expanded over that in Volume 1, which has been out of print for more than ten years."