Dan Dover, associate editor of locomotive magazine, dies

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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
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