There is a long list of photographers whose work was selected for this title which features the first-generation diesels of the minority builders on the roster. Most locomotives are painted in the blue and yellow paint scheme used before the yellow warbonnet. The original delivery paint schemes start out the photographic coverage of each model. Most locomotives were delivered in the black with silver or white stripes paint scheme. Some of these photographs are in Black-and-White as the delivery paint schemes appeared before color film was commonly used by rail enthusiasts.
There are quite a few pictures of the ALCO PAs. That locomotive was in my opinion just a neat looking locomotive and in silver with a red warbonnet is sharp. There are only 3 pictures which are small of the Erie-builts which didn't last long on the roster. Most pictures were taken in California but a number of pictures at Dearborn Station highlight the station switchers of ALCO and Fairbanks-Morse.
Contents:Introduction, pg. 7;ALCO Locomotives, pp. 8-89;Santa Fe's Switching Subsidiaries ALCOs, pg. 90;Illinois Northern ALCOs, pg. 90;Los Angeles Junction Railway, pg. 91;Baldwin Locomotives, pp. 92-106;Fairbanks-Morse Locomotives, pp. 107-120;Miscellaneous Locomotive Builders (Davenport, Whitcomb, Morrison-Knudsen), pp. 121-122;Slug Units, pp. 123-128.
Hardcover with jacket, 128 pages, standard portrait size, Color images with captions.