For five months Volume 8 has been shaping up. The railroad and the economy has been slow but the quality of rail equipment documented has been better than ever.
Southern Pacific Forever shows the months of August through December of 2008 along with a few months of benching summarized in the 3rd edition of the Montana Interchange.
A couple firsts for the SPF appear as well. Thanks to a good friend that grew up in Utah, about 50 pages have been dedicated to freights seen in and around Salt Lake City from the years 2000-2003. The gems within will not disappoint! Also, what the SPF likes to call "Artist Confidential" debuts. This black and white section shows rail artists at work. Not meant to show their names and style, but to expose the humanity that those who paint freights possess. In other words, it's an excuse to get artsy.
All in all, it's finally done and ready for you to enjoy. For those who have supported the SPF and know how it works, I thank you! For those of you that don't, the books are merely collections of photos of today's railroad. The books are print on demand rendering them costly. I don't make but a few bucks on each book so those who want to tell me to take me book and stick it because it's too expensive, well, you're missing out on the most honest railroad publication available. Take a look at the preview and decide for yourselves, these things keep getting juicier by the reefer! Enjoy...