Engine Number Ten
Engine Number Ten is a story of steam engines, rock mining and California history, illustrated with archival photos and original drawings.
The Story Line: One hundred years ago men and mules did the back breaking labor of quarrying rock to build new roads and towns. Steam locomotives and shovels came to help, but they wore out and were replaced. When the last quarry steam locomotive helped to save a new diesel engine trapped in a rock slide, she was spared from the scrap heap. Years later, the boy who witnessed her willing spirit became the man who restored her and helped her find new and meaningful work at the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento.
- Author Rose Ann Woolpert
- Hardcover, 32 pages