Steam Over Donner
A chronological and pictorial history of Donner Pass
By Duncan Still.
Cloth with dust jacket, 11.25x8.5" landscape format, 176 coated pages, 150+ photos. 2007.
"Monte Vista's inaugural hardcover book features the author's extensive collection of Southern Pacific b/w steam photos, many by the late W.C. Whittaker.
"Here the author shows, via text and photography, how steam locomotives battled "The Hill". Included are several uncommon photos of main road power with point helpers, swing and/or rear helpers from the late 1930s to the mid 1950s. You'll see Cab Forwards, from an early AC-3 to the very latest AC-12s.
"The dust jacket is a full color painting by Ernie Towler of SP AC-8 #4180 as it crosses the Long Ravine trestle with an eastbound reefer block."