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  • Southern Pacific Historic Diesels Volume 13: EMD Early Turbo GP Locomotives (Strapac)

Southern Pacific Historic Diesels is a series of pictorial histories defining the growth and development of the Southern Pacific’s fleet of diesel locomotives.  The goal of this series is to publish and present in text and photographs a record of Southern Pacific dieselization since the fleet’s beginnings in the late 1930s. Between 1947 and 1959, dieselization on the Southern Pacific followed a predictable pattern. Order locomotives from the diesel builders similar to the other builder's early diesels but easier to maintain . Competition from the Santa Fe and truckers caused a re-thinking of this pattern. The SP needed to move trains quickly or be left out of the high-speed high-value end of freight transportation. Thus the jump into turbo-charged locomotives offered by both EMD and GE.  B&W photographs with captions and rosters.  Shade Tree Books 2007. SB New. 128pp NOS-SPH-D13 

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Southern Pacific Historic Diesels Volume 13: EMD Early Turbo GP Locomotives (Strapac)

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