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A History Of Union Pacific Steam

By Gordon McCulloh

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In 2012, noted Union Pacific steam locomotive historian Gordon McCulloh completed a landmark project that had been the focus of much of his research. This new book is called "A History Of Union Pacific Steam," and is described as follows:

An exhaustive study of steam locomotives in service on UP, OSL, OWRR&N and LA&SL after 1915. Changes, upgrades and modification details are included. Some changes were obvious, many were not and are often unnoticed. The roster segment contains extra data ideal for the modeler who wants to make theirs prototypically correct, or for the steam buff who wants all the details.

328-pages, more than 100 photos, many not previously published. Loaded with data. Spiral bound, 11 x 8.5-inches landscape format.

In a recent message to the Classic UP discussion group, Gary Binder, former Union Pacific Historical Society member of the board of directors, wrote:

This has been an ongoing project of Sandy McCulloh for many years and the end result is packed with good info. I have his earlier edition that was just the tabular data, but now we have some photos and a bunch of new material. There is text on the hiistory of each class and the modifications applied over the years. There are pages of material taken from the UP reports on the location and status of locomotives which give snap shots of not only what locomotives were operating each year, but where they were. I'm sure there is even more, but there is so much information that I'm still digesting it. I've only had a couple sessions to go through this book and am going to spend more quality time with it.

This book is well worth the investment for any "serious" UP modeler or historian - highly recommended!

The book is available directly from the author for $40.00, which includes Media Mail shipping in USA. Contact Gordon directly by sending an email to:

gmuptrains (at) gmail (dot) com

Here are PDF images of some sample pages from the book.

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