Photographer Dick Donat was an active member of the Pacific Rail Society during the 1950s and recorded its rail activities and the changeover from steam to diesel on the UP, SP and ATSF.
Contents: Chasing Steam, pp. 6-19, Branch Line Steam Trips, pp. 20-29, Around Los Angeles, pp. 30-39, Cajon Pass, 40-45, Summit: My Favorite Place Trackside, pp. 46-71, The Descanso, pp. 72-79, Join the Army and See Some Different Trains, pp. 80-81, The Organization Railfan, pp. 82-111, Moving On, pp. 112-119, Epilogue, pp. 120-128.
There are a number of nice SP steam photographs, including the Slim Princess. Lots of Santa Fe and UP steam and diesel transition era photographs (esp. around Summit) plus some Pacific Electric and quite a few excursion photographs.
Hardcover with dust jacket, 128 pages, 8.5 x 11 in., Color photographs with captions.