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New Book
Don Wirth hardcover

This book is written by renown Frisco steam authority Don Wirth, and features a classic black & white study of the steam power employed by the St Louis – San Francisco Railway in the 1930s & 40s.

The book is predominantly black & white with some colorized shots as well as coverage of Don’s personal favorite 4-8-2, #1522. The photos are all action shots from Don’s private collection of negatives, including Joe Collias, as well as William K Barham, Lucius Beebe, Ivan Oaks, R.S. Plummer and others. The study will be in locomotive numerical order, with Don’s knowledge of each class of locomotives and train operations, and will end with a tribute to 1522.

5 Stars
An excellent new look at the Frisco.
Don Wirth's new book is certainly one I will treasure. I live within five miles of many of the photo locations seen in the book, and can only wish I had been around back then to see the stuff that once graced the rails near me. The book is predominantly b/w images, with some early color added for variety; and all of the images are well reproduced. The captions tend to be light and airy, not much in terms of hard details, but lots of emotional context since Wirth is another one who wishes he could have seen these trains in action. Well worth the purchase price for this nicely done hardcover book.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from St Louis. on 5/28/2021