Book on Pere Marquette 1225 Released

A photography-oriented book about the history of the Pere Marquette steam locomotive No. 1225 was released on Monday.

Pere Marquette 1225 was written by T.J. Gaffney and Dean Pyers and published by Arcadia Publishing in its Images of Rail series.

The 1225 was one of 38 Berkshire Class 2-8-4s built between 1937 and 1944 for the Pere Marquette Railway.

From the construction at Lima Locomotive Works and important role in hauling material from factories to the front in World War ll to its unlikely preservation on Michigan State University’s campus and eventual restoration, the history of 1225 covers nearly 75 years.  The price of the book is $21.99 plus tax.

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