This is an inexpensive book with good quality to the binding and pages. Most photographs are in Color with most historical photographs in Black and White. This is a good book for the model railroader as there are many color photographs of the locomotive's appliances and details both inside and outside the cab.
The appendix data includes all AC classes, their in-service dates, years on the roster, retirements and disposition dates.
One of the authors of this title, Vincent C. Cipolla, is a retired Southern Pacific engineer and used to work on the 4294.
4294 at Work, pp. 5-10;
Introduction by Scott Inman, pp. 11-17;
4294 and the California State Railroad Museum, pp. 18-19;
Locomotive Data, pp. 20-21;
Exterior Features, pp. 22-28;
Interior Cab Features, pp. 29-46;
Running Gear (the Engines), pp. 47-51;
Boiler, Fire Box, Smoke Box, Super Heater and Steam Lines, pp. 52-57;
Brake System, pp. 58-61;
Appliances, pp. 62-63;
Tender, pp. 64-67;
Valve Gear, pp. 68-69;
Maintenance, pg. 70;
Emplacement of the Locomotive in the Museum, pg. 71;
Cab Forward Selected Mishaps, pg. 72;
General Comments, pp. 73-75;
Selected References, pg. 76;
Personal Communications, pg. 77;
About the Authors, pg. 78;
Appendix: AC-Class Summary and Roster Details, pp. 79-88.
Aeronaut Books, softcover, 88 pages, 8.5 x 11 x .25 in., roster data, diagrams, photographs with captions.