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Description - Steam Trains by James Bell

Few images speak as clearly of a time and a place as a dramatic black-and-white photograph of an American steam locomotive powering through that storied era of railroad history. All the new photographs in this beautiful book meticulously recreate that original style, capturing the bygone age of steam rail against the settings of its heyday, including period architecture and other details. The result is the crisp, stunning quality of contemporary photography - reproduced in highest-quality duotone prints - of the iconic locomotives of yesteryear. Featured trains include the Milwaukee Road; the Cumbres and Toltec snowplow runs; the Cotton Belt 819 in Arkansas, Missouri, and Illinois; the Savannah and Atlanta No. 750; the Frisco 1522 in Missouri; the Norfolk and Western 611 and 1218 in Georgia and Tennessee; the Union Pacific 3985 in Wyoming, Nebraska and Arkansasthese are just some of the historic runs and routes Steam Trains brings this era to life with its evocative photographs and accompanying narrative accounts of the locomotives that are still cherished today.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780760322673
ISBN-10: 0760322678
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 254mm x mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Voyageur Press Inc
Publisher: Voyageur Press Inc
Publish Date: 29-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - James Bell

James P. Bell is an experienced photojournalist and avowed railroad enthusiast. His articles have appeared in Railfan and Railroad over the past 15 years.

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