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Union Pacific Steam Locomotives

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Bibliography

Web Sites

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Books

Botkin, William E., and Ronald C. Hill, R.H. Kindig. Union Pacific 3985 (Colorado Railroad Museum, 1985); ISBN 0-918654-36-X. 64 pp. Photos. Early photos and coverage of restoration and fan trips to 1985.

Boyton, James E. Three Barrels of Steam (Gregg Glenwood Publishers, [year?]); hardbound 160 pages; Information on the three cylinder 4-10-2 locomotive UP/LA&SL 8800's

Bruce, Alfred W. The Steam Locomotive In America (W. W. Norton & Company, 1952) Alfred Bruce had forty five years of experience in locomotive building, and was assistant vice president in charge of engineering, and director of steam locomotive engineering at the American Locomotive Company. The book was a first look at the engineering history of the American steam locomotive througout the period of its greatest evolution.

Ehernberger, James L. Union Pacific Equipment List & Renumbering, June 1, 1885, Including Subsidiary Lines

Ehernberger, James L. and Francis G. Gschwind. Union Pacific Steam, Eastern District (E&G Publications, 1975)

Ehernberger, James L. and Francis G. Gschwind. Union Pacific Steam, Northwestern District (E&G Publications, 1977)

Farewell, R. C., and Richard H. Kindig. "An Overview of Union Pacific's Articulated Steam Locomotives", Dream, Visions & Visionaries, Colorado Rail Annual No. 20 (Colorado Railroad Museum, 1993)

Kindig, R. H. Union Pacific 8444 (Obenchain Publications, 1978); 64 pages

Kratville, William W. Big Boy (Kratville Publications, 1972)

Kratville, William W. The Challenger Locomotives (Kratville Publications, 1980)

Kratville, William W. The Mighty 800 (Kratville Publications, 1967)

Kratville, William W. Golden Rails (Kratville Publications, 1965)

Kratville, William W. Motive Power of the Union Pacific, Plan Package, 1869-1974 (Kratville Publications, 1975); 48 pages; photos and drawings

Kratville, William W., and Harold E. Ranks. Union Pacific Locomotives, Volume 1 (1960); covers UP locomotives

Kratville, William W., and Harold E. Ranks. Union Pacific Locomotives, Volume 2 (1960); covers OSL, OWRR&N, LA&SL, SJ&GI, LNP&W locomotives

Kratville, William W., and Harold E. Ranks. Motive Power of the Union Pacific (Barnhart Press, 1960); 300 pages, black and white photographs

Kratville, William W., and John E. Bush. The Union Pacific Type, Volume I (Autoliner, [year?]); 288 pages; excellent anthology of the development and operation of the Union Pacific type, three cylindered 4-12-2 locomotives that graced the entire Union Pacific System.

Kratville, William W., and John E. Bush. The Union Pacific Type, Volume II (Autoliner, [year?]); 352 pages; excellent anthology of the development and operation of the Union Pacific type, three cylindered 4-12-2 locomotives that graced the entire Union Pacific System.

McCulloh, Gordon. Steam Roster for the Union Pacific System (Smokerise Publications, 1988, 1990, 1995); a comprehensive Union Pacific Steam Locomotive roster, initially published in 1988, updated and expanded in 1990 and 1995.

Stagner, Lloyd E. Union Pacific Motive Power in Transition 1936-1960 (South Platte Press, 1993); ISBN 0-942035-24-0; UP motive power policy in the steam-to-diesel transition, from company correspondence

Watson, James W., and Hol Wagner Jr. Emil Albrecht's Union Pacific Small Steam Power (Motive Power Services, 1985); 112 pages; Photos. Small classes from 0-6-0 through 4-8-4 locomotives, 1930s, '40s and '50s.

Steam Era Photo Books

Asay, Jeff. Union Pacific Northwest (Pacific Fast Mail, 1991)

Bush, John E., and James L. Ehernberger. Union Pacific Steam, Big Boy Portraits (Challenger Press, 1996); 128 pages, black and white photographs of each and every of UP's 25 4-8-8-4 Big Boy locomotives

Drury, George. Union Pacific Across Sherman Hill (Kalmbach, 2000)

Durham, Robert. Union Pacific Railroad, 1936-1956 (Robert Durham, 1998)

Ehernberger, James L. and Francis G. Gschwind. Sherman Hill (E&G Publications, 1973)

Ehernberger, James L. Union Pacific Steam, Challenger Portraits (Challenger Press, 1993); 128 pages, black and white photographs of all of UP's 105 4-6-6-4 Challenger locomotive

Ehernberger, James. Union Pacific Prototype Locomotive Photos. (Union Pacific Historical Society) 11 x 8.5 horizontal soft cover, 80 pages, 78 photos each; 42 volumes

Grenard, Ross, and John Krause. The Overland Route (Carstens Publications, no date)

Hemphill, Mark. Union Pacific Salt Lake Route (Boston Mills Press, 1995)

Olmstead, Robert. The Big Guys (Robert P. Olmstead, 1998)

Pfeifer, Jack. West From Omaha (Pacific Fast Mail, 1990)

Schmitz, Lou. Union Pacific Trackside with Lou Schmitz (Morning Sun, 1998); book exhibits the steam to diesel transition on the Eastern District of the UP through more than 260 vivid color photos. Former UP employee Lou Schmitz was there shooting everything from 4-8-8-4s to F3s to Centennials.

Schmitz, Lou. UP Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment, Volume 2 (Morning Sun, 1996)

Schumacher, David. "The 'Overland' Union Pacific Overland, Service Cars and Their Paint Schemes". Prototype Modeler, Volume 4, Number 1, August 1980, page 24.

Stagner, Lloyd, and Robert Yanosey. UP Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment (Morning Sun, 1993)

Stagner, Lloyd. Union Pacific Steam in Color. An Eastern District Pictorial (Morning Sun Publications, 1995); 128 pages; all-color 128-page hardcover book highlights everything from 0-6-0's to Big Boys on the historic Eastern District of the UP. Steam expert Lloyd Stagner skillfully narrates the story of this steam stronghold from class-to-class taking the reader through over 200 in-service photos in the yards and on the road.

Stensvad, Arthur E. High Iron to North Platte (1997); 80 pages; covers the last of steam, early diesels, facilities and operations in North Platte 1940-1959.

Book Reviews

"UP Steam Power in Service 10/56–7/59 by Lloyd Stagner The Streamliner Volume 16, Number 1, page 14

"50 Years of UP Steam Excursions" Stagner & Reisdorff The Streamliner Volume 17, Number 4, page 39

"Kansas Division Steam Finale"; Lloyd Stagner The Streamliner Volume 6, Number 3, page 34

"Static Steam, Locos on Display"; James Reisdorf The Streamliner Volume 3, Number 2, page 38

"UP Steam Challenger Portraits"; James Ehernberger The Streamliner Volume 8, Number 4, page 39

Articles

2-10-2's letter to editor (Miller) The Streamliner Volume 4, Number 3, page 23

2-10-2's letter to editor (Bahm) The Streamliner Volume 4, Number 3, page 25

800's letter to editor (Bahm) The Streamliner Volume 4, Number 3, page 23

800's letter to editor (Schmitz) The Streamliner Volume 4, Number 3, page 23

1949 steam loco assignments The Streamliner Volume 1, Number 3, page 17

1950 steam loco assignments The Streamliner Volume 2, Number 3, page 8

Dickerhoof, Dean. "Denver Steam Operations in 1945" The Streamliner, Volume 14, Number 3, page 36

Bush, John E., "USRA 0-6-0 Switchers" The Streamliner Volume 9, Number 1, page 4

Darwin, Robert, "CSA Early Challenger Type Locomotives" The Streamliner Volume 18, Number 2, page 32

Ehernberger, James L., "Last Trip For the 402" The Streamliner Volume 4, Number 3, page 26

Ehernberger, James L., "Ocean Toads-1909 Monster Mallets" The Streamliner Volume 5, Number 2, page 13

Ehernberger, James L., "Engine Tender Snow Plows" The Streamliner Volume 6, Number 3, page 3

Ehernberger, James L., "UP engine 119" The Streamliner Volume 8, Number 1, page 18

Ehernberger, James L., "Common Standard Classification Stenciling of Union Pacific Steam Locomotives" The Streamliner Volume 8, Number 1, page 25

Ehernberger, James L., "Vagabond U.P. Locomotives" 10, Number 1, page 4

Ehernberger, James L., " Shop Goats" 14, Number 4, page 22

Ehernberger, James L., "An Afternoon at Wahsatch" The Streamliner Volume 18, Number 2, page 12

Ehernberger, James L., "Farewell to Steam -- Ogden, June 1959" The Streamliner Volume 18, Number 2, page 26

Ehernberger, James L., "Twilight of Steam -- Ogden, 1958" The Streamliner Volume 18, Number 2, page 22

Grenard, Ross B. "Greyhounds of the Overland Trail" Railfan & Railroad, January 1988, Volume 7, Number 1, pages 48-53

McCulloh, Gordon, "The Ubiquitous Bullmoose" The Streamliner Volume 6, Number 4, page 3; includes full rosters of 2-8-8-0 Mallets and simple articulated consolidations

McCulloh, Gordon, "Union Pacific Common Standard Heavy Mikes" The Streamliner, Volume 1, Number 2 (April 1985), page 20

McCulloh, Gordon, "USRA Mikes" The Streamliner Volume 1, Number 4, page 4

McCulloh, Gordon, "Common Standard Locomotives", Volume 2, Number 2, page 34

McCulloh, Gordon, "Union Pacific Light Mikes" The Streamliner Volume 2, Number 4, page 4

McCulloh, Gordon, "The Union Pacifics Two-Ten-Twos" The Streamliner Volume 4, Number 1, page 23

Roberts, Don, and Dick Kindig. "1949 Steam Loco assignments" The Streamliner Volume 1, Number 3, 17

Schmeling, Richard, A 2-10-2 With a Difference The Streamliner Volume 21, Number 3, page 31 art

Schmitz, Lou. "Two-Tone Gray" The Streamliner, January 1988, Volume 4, Number 1, pages 3-18.

"Two-Tone Gray" footnote The Streamliner Volume 4, Number 3, page 23

Stagner, Lloyd E., "Mountain type Locos of UP 1922-1956" The Streamliner Volume 9, Number 3, page 4

Stagner, Lloyd E. "The Santa Fe Type On The Union Pacific, 1917-1957, The Streamliner Volume 11, Number 3, page 6

Stagner, Lloyd E., "A Day in June 1942" The Streamliner Volume 14, Number 3, page 7 art

Stagner, Lloyd E., "UP steam in Service 10/56 -- 7/59" The Streamliner Volume 16, Number 1, page 14

Uncredited articles in The Streamliner

Steam lettering The Streamliner Volume 1, Number 2, page 10

Key to loco class designations The Streamliner Volume 8, Number 1, page 30

January 31, 1949 status of 2-10-2's by division The Streamliner Volume 11, Number 3, page 10

December 31, 1932 2-10-2 assignments and status The Streamliner Volume 11, Number 3, page 10

January 1, 1946 list of tenders used behind 2-10-2 locos The Streamliner Volume 11, Number 3, page 14

Steam loco injectors The Streamliner Volume 2, Number 4, page 28

0-6-0 UP (USRA) The Streamliner Volume 9, Number 1, page 10

4-8-2 UP The Streamliner Volume 9, Number 3, page 22

Locomotive class designations The Streamliner Volume 8, Number 1, page 30

UP locomotives sold or traded 1913-1955 The Streamliner Volume 10, Number 1, page 23

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