Dan Dover, associate editor of locomotive magazine, dies

RELATED TOPICS: OBITUARY
Trains Industry Newsletter
Get a weekly roundup of the industry news you need.
By signing up you may also receive occasional reader surveys and special offers from Trains magazine. View our privacy policy.
Dan Dover, associate editor of Extra 2200 South, The Locomotive Newsmagazine, and railfan photographer, died from a heart attack on Sept. 5, 2017. He was 64.

In 1961 Jerry Pinkepank founded Extra 2200 South (the name comes from Jerry's street address, according to Don Dover, who succeeded Pinkepank as editor.) It was dedicated to covering current locomotive news. Seven years later, Don Dover, his wife Dottie, and their son Dan took over. The Dovers ran Extra 2200 South out of their house in Cincinnati.

The Dovers' first issue was dated January 1968 and featured an N&W roster by 14-year-old Dan Dover. Their last issue was produced
in 1990 and featured a Wabash roster compiled by Dan. In between, Dan compiled hundreds of rosters and summaries.

Extra 2200 South was without a doubt Dan's proudest achievement. In the 1970s and 1980s, roster fans, locomotive enthusiasts, and many
other railfans eagerly awaited the next issue of Extra 2200 South. Don, Dan, and the magazine's many contributors aimed to create accurate and comprehensive locomotive news and rosters. Issues of the magazine are still useful for researching locomotive history.

Dan was also an avid roster photographer and slide collector.

After 1990 Dan pursued other interests, but he had again become active as a railfan in recent years. He had been showing slides at various venues in the midwest and dabbling in model railroading.

He is survived by his mother, Dottie. Don Dover passed away in 2006. — Bill Peterson
Leave a Comment
Want to leave a comment?
Only registered members of TrainsMag.com are allowed to leave comments. Registration is FREE and only takes a couple minutes.

Login or Register now.
Please keep your feedback on-topic and respectful. Trains staffers reserve the right to edit or delete any comments.
0 COMMENTS
Snow Season

Snow Season

Railroaders and rail fans brave the elements.
Subscriber only content
Subscriber-Only Content
Subscribe Up To 54% off the newsstand price!
Subscribe To Trains Mag Today
+