Nebraska Authors

William W. Kratville

Born 1929-08-13

Died 2011-03-14
Omaha, NE (USA)

Places Lived

Omaha, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction







Motive Power of the Union Pacific. 1958. (Co-author with Harold Ranks)
The Mighty 800. 1967.
The War Engines.1986.
Union Pacific Steamliners. 1974. (Co-author with Harold Ranks)
Steam, Steel, and Limiteds: A Definitive History of the Golden Age of America's Steam Powered Passenger Trains. 1967.
Golden Rails.
Motive Power of the Union Pacific System: All Types 1869-1974 Plan Package. 1975.
The Challenger Locomotives. 1980.
The Union Pacific Type: The Story of Union Pacific's 3 Cylinder Power, Vol. 2. 1995. (Co-author with John Bush)
Simmons-Boardman’s 1997 Car & Locomotive Cyclopedia of American Practices. (Editor)
Little Look At the 800s. 2005.

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