This long-awaited book from noted Southern Pacific locomotive authority Bob Church covers all the ten-coupled types, from El Gubernator of the 1880s and the Texas & New Orleans 2-10-0s, to all the 2-10-2s and 4-10-2s.
Extensive research has yielded the full details about SP's experiments with valve gear on 2-10-2 number 3769, and equally full details about the design and construction of the three-cylinder locomotives with Gresley valve gear in the SP Class 4-10-2s.
Typical of Church's in-depth information, it has many unpublished photographs, some in color, and includes line profiles, maps, and locomotive/tender plans in its 24 chapters, and also features a chapter on tenders by Arnold Menke. Exhaustive information on history, operations and maintenance is also presented. No SP fan should be without this book.
Signature Press, hardcover with jacket, 534 pages, 795 B&W and color photographs, maps and graphics, bibliography, index.