The Call of Trains

The Call of Trains

Railroad Photographs by Jim Shaughnessy

Book - 2008 | 1st ed.
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Jim Shaughnessy is a revered name among railroad photographers. This collection, the best of his work over a forty-year career, features 170 duotone photographs taken between 1946 and 1988, with an emphasis on the railroad culture of the fifties and sixties. Jeff Brouws--a railroad authority and photo historian--has contributed a biographical essay that traces Shaughnessy's beginnings photographing steam locomotives in his hometown of Troy, New York, to his documentation of the dramatic steam-to-diesel transition, with an emphasis on the northeastern United States and Canada, where the concentration of railroad action and often deep snow resulted in beautiful and unusual images.Not just a compendium of photographs of locomotives, this book covers the whole railroad world--the sheds, tunnels, viaducts, yard stations, and more. It is a wonderful document of what is arguably railroading's most compelling era.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780393065923
Branch Call Number: 779.9385 S533
Characteristics: 224 p. : ill. ; 29 x 31 cm.
Additional Contributors: Brouws, Jeffrey T.

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