South Platte Press was established in 1982 by James J. Reisdorff. It is a small press devoted to the publication of railroad-related titles, focusing on the railroads of the Midwest and western United States. To date, it has published more than 50 titles, a number of which are now out of print. The company's offices and the publisher's residence are located in David City, Nebraska, on the south side of the Platte River (hence the name).

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Front Page Photo: Union Pacific 3804 pulling an eastbound Green Fruit train from North Platte, Nebraska, Sept. 10, 1957. From Lloyd Stagner's Union Pacific Steam Safari 1954-1960. Photo by Lloyd Stagner.

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