The Call of Trains
Railroad Photographs by Jim Shaughnessy
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Call of Trains by Jim Shaughnessy
Book DescriptionJim 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393065923
(282mm x 310mm x 25mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 26-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jim Shaughnessy
Rutland Road, Hardback (February 1997)
Possessing the flavour of all scenic New England railroads, the Rutland Railroad ran through Vermont and northern New York for more than 100 years. This is a sweeping chronicle of the Railroad from pre-construction in 1831 to the present.
Delaware and Hudson, Paperback (February 1997)» View all books by Jim Shaughnessy
The Delaware & Hudson was a railroad line which ran from the coal fields of Pennsylvania to the Hudson at Kingston. This is an account of its 144-year history, which includes the mining in the region and steamboat operations on Lake George and Lake Champlain.
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Author Biography - Jim Shaughnessy
Jeff Brouws is a fine art photographer and part-time writer who has nine books to his credit, authoring five on railroad photography alone. He has been published in Trains, the NRHS Bulletin and the R&LHS Quarterly. A book of his own photographs, Approaching Nowhere (also from W. W. Norton) was published in 2006. His photographs can be found in major institutional collections around the country including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, Princeton University Art Museum, Harvard's Fogg Museum, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
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