Significant Images of Railroading

Significant Images of Railroading

Edited by Scott Lothes
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 01/11/2016
Format: Paperback 44 color illus., 49 b&w illus.
ISBN: 978-0-692-38098-7
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Significant Images of Railroading presents an overview of the Center for Railroad Photography & Art's collections. Of the nearly 200,000 images in those collections, 93 are presented here in vibrant color and rich, quadtone black-and-white. Those images come from 10 principal collections, including the work of Wallace W. Abbey, whose circa 1950 photograph from Chicago Union Station is featured on the cover. A preservation award from Trains magazine helped fund processing of the Abbey Collection. Other major holdings include the works of Fred M. Springer, John F. Bjorklund, and Ted Rose. In addition to the Trains award, funding for this publication came from Fred and Dale Springer, the Candelaria Fund, and Bon and Holly French.

Author Bio

Scott Lothes is president and excecutive diretor of the Center for Railroad Photography & Art and editor of the Center’s journal,Railroad Heritage. Fascinated by railroads from birth, Lothes grew up watching coal trains in West Virginia. He took up photography while attending college at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. To date more than 300 of his photographs have appeared in print, along with 40 bylined articles in magazines includingTrains,Classic Trains,Railfan & Railroad, andRailroads Illustrated.


“Nearly 100 fascinating railroad images are presented in vibrant color and rich, quadtone black-and-white, including the works of Wallace W. Abbey, Fred M. Springer, John F. Bjorklund, and Ted Rose.”

“The Center’s staff is to be commended for preparing this first class publication, as well as doing the important preservation work that they do.”
 — Michigan Railfan

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Table of Contents

Wallace W. Abbey
John F. Bjorklund
Ken Burbach
Perry Frank Johnson
Leo King
Harold 0. Lewis
Glenn Ostreich
David Plowden
Ted Rose
Fred M. Springer
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