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 are the Fairbanks-Morse Train Masters, ALCO RS-3 (Cotton Belt) and DL-701 (SP), demonstrator and emergency "protection" units, as well as Electro-Motive SDP45, GP40P-2, SD7, SD9 and GP9 models.
Numerous images in this book are repeated from earlier volumes, but the book itself is not a reprint. It follows the model of 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.
Contents:Introduction, pp. 5-15;SD7s in Passenger Service, pp. 16-25;Fairbanks-Morse Train Masters, pp. 26-67;GP9 Passenger Locomotives, pp. 68-91;SD9s in Passenger Service, pp. 92-99;ALCO Road-switchers and Motor Cars, pp. 100-107;Test Locomotives and Demonstrators, pp. 108-117;The Second Generation: SDP45 and GP40P-2, pp. 118-155;Amtrak P30CH and Caltrain F40PH-2, pp. 156-161;Passenger Hood Units in Color, pp. 162-176.
Shade Tree Books, softcover, 176 pages, standard portrait book 8 x 10 in., B&W and Color photographs with 16 pages in color, Roster and extensive text.