In 1958 the Southern Pacific abandoned its Black Widow freight livery and colorful Daylight passenger livery in favor of a more economical paint scheme of Lark gray and scarlet for all power. Coinciding within a few months of the image change was the end of the first-generation of dieseldom, even though that particular phrase had not yet been coined. The first diesels to also be delivered in the new livery were also SPs first low-nose hood units. The book picks up the story of SPs diesel power where Southern Pacific in Color Volume 2 left off.
Contents:Announcing the Scarlet, pp. 6-15Old Units - New Colors, pp. 16-19;The Second Generation, pp. 20-39;Monster Quest, Big Boys, Double Diesels, pp. 40-45;1965 and Beyond, pp. 46-55;The SD45, pp. 56-59;Riding the Cotton Belt, pp. 60-63;More and More Six Motors, pp. 64-89;Renumbered Widows, pp. 90-91;The ALCOs of Avondale and Elsewhere, pp. 92-97;Switching to Scarlet, Basic Geeps, pp. 98-107;Power to the Passengers, The SDP45, 108-128Includes Rosters, Maps.
Hardcover with jacket, 128 pages, standard portrait size, Color images with captions.