Smoke over Oklahoma is a book recently published by The University of Oklahoma Press. A collection of the photographs of Preston George, it features steam on the major railroads of Oklahoma compiled by Augustus J. Veenendaal Jr., a resident of the Netherlands! In the section dedicated to the Frisco, there are no less than 32 photos of Frisco motive power, 31 of them steam, and most of them rolling, I have seen several of these photos published elsewhere, but most of them are new to me. It would make no difference if they had all been published somewhere else in the past, however. This pulling together in one place of photographs of one of the pioneers and masters of rail photography makes this book a must have for anyone interested in the steam era. Besides the Frisco, the Santa Fe, Rock Island, Katy and Kansas City Southern are featured. I find it odd that the Missouri Pacific is not! Maybe Mr. George wasn't a MOPAC fan? There is one MOP photo in a section on "Other Railroads in Oklahoma and Surrounding States," and that is of a diesel powered streamliner. That section also includes photos of Kansas, Oklahoma and Gulf, and Midland Valley power. There is also a short section on "Interurbans and Stations," which includes a couple of Frisco related photos. The book begins with a concise history of railroads in Oklahoma (there are a couple of "old time" Frisco photos in it) and ends with a bio of Preston George. It is hardbound and has high production values. It is also inexpensive. I paid $27.75, shipping included, for mine from Ron's Books (www.ronsbooks.com) It will make a nice addition to any Frisco fan's library. Postscript: On the back of the dust cover is a photo of two clean and classy Frisco 1306 class consolidations pulling a train upgrade through the Winding Stair Mountains of Oklahoma. It is reproduced inside the book, and I have seen it in several places in the past. To me, it is an iconic photo of Frisco Steam. About 35 years ago, I had Don Wirth paint my two Hallmark models of these engines numbered for the ones in the photo. I still have them.