Southern Pacific Forever Volume 3 brings you the hottest months of the year at the bench. Roughly 2000 pictures act as anecdotes of the railroad. Some of those stories tell the history of various short-lines and other fallen flags (literally). While others talk of travels with The Wolf and a two day trip from Northern California to Northern Oregon. Intertwined is the first installment of what is called The Interchange; a collection of railroad photos collected during the same time period (July-August 2007) and contributed by one photographer from a particular region. This volumes interchange region is the United States North East where a PanAm sighting isn't a rare occurence.
Closing out this collection of words written with pictures is an artists highlight on the emerging powerhouses that are the DoNotBuff (DNB) Crew and the RAILHEADS. The two freight artist conglomerates weave a tale of refrigerated full-color-spectrum wizardry and show why everything is bigger in Texas.
All in all, Southern Pacific Forever Volume 3 brings its biggest and strongest collection of work yet. If this summary doesn't quite strike your strings of intrigue, then take a peek at the first fifteen pages in the book preview and see if you still don't feel some twinge of emotion.
*The price of the books are somewhat high due to this being a print on demand service. For more than 400 full color pages it's not as obscene as it may appear; it's quite reasonable, really. Southern Pacific Forever's profits are minimal and the only discount available is when orders are made in bulk. If I could give them away I would, but that's not how things work. I truly appreciate everyone who puts their hard earned dollars on the line for a glimpse of the railroad as I see it.