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Twelve Twenty-Five

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Kevin P. Keefe has been a journalist and editor in the fields of news, entertainment, and railroads. A former editor and publisher of "Trains" magazine, he is a director of the Center for Railroad Photography & Art. "


Kevin Keefe has produced the definitive book on the restoration of Pere Marquette locomotive 1225. Melding the history and development of the steam locomotive and Lima s Super Power designs gives a solid foundation to the historical relevance of Project 1225. Kevin s intimate and important relationship to the early years of the project and his distinguished career as a journalist has yielded a brilliant and accurate account of the restoration of this wonderful steam locomotive. Randy G. Paquette, Michigan State University Railroad Club " Kevin P. Keefe s "Twelve Twenty-Five "is not only the masterfully told tale of a landmark locomotive, but it is also the story of a mid-twentieth-century industrial revolution the pinnacle of steam on rails toppled by crafty new internal combustion engines. It s a tale of loss, mourning, and rebirth that is an inspiration for everyone who longs for the sound of a train whistle or the beat of a steam engine at work. If you like trains, steam locomotives, or a mission impossible tale of preservationists at work to save their beloved engine and see it steam again, you ll love this book. Jim Wrinn, editor of "Trains "magazine and author of "Steam s Camelot""

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