Railroad Photographs By Jim Shaughnessy
W.W. Norton & Co.
On Sale: November 17, 2008
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Jim Shaughnessy is a revered name among railway
photographers. This collection, the best of his work over a
forty-year career, features photographs taken between 1946
and 1988, with an emphasis on the American railroad culture
of the fifties and sixties. Jeff Brouws - a railway
authority and photo historian - has contributed a
biographical essay that traces Shaughnessy's beginnings
photographing steam locomotives in 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 railway 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,
station yards and more. It is a wonderful document of what
is arguably railroading's most compelling era.
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