Southern Railway Diesel Locomotives & Trains
By Curt Tillotson
Hardbound, 112 pages, 100-lb glossy paper; 16-page color section – Large photos.
Originally published in 2003.
The late Curt Tillotson prepared this book much the same as his Southern Railway Steam Trains (2 volumes, one of which is still available as a discounted “Warehouse Find” from us. -- See BK-20-955 – Click here to order
This is not a roster book, nor one that shows mechanical dimensions or details. Rather, it comprises mainly half or ¾ page photos in large format showing Southern diesel-powered passenger and freight trains in action along various parts of the system. Each photo is accompanied by an extensive caption/story by Tillotson explaining theengines and the particular locale and operation. It is a book not for reference but for education and enjoyment.
Photos are all large so they allow for good detail should the modeler be interested. There are no roster pictures, everything is moving! This is, if anything, a superb book of “portraits.” Many of the photos are by the author. The range is from E- and F- units to modern 2nd generation power.