Steam: An Enduring Legacy: The Railroad Photographs of Joel Jensen

Overview

A stunning collection that brings an earlier era to life.
Although steam engines were seldom used for everyday train transportation by 1960, they live on in the minds of those fortunate enough to have experienced them and in the many museums and steam-powered excursions throughout the country. They are especially active in the West, where master photographer Joel Jensen has, for more than twenty-five years, documented these well-restored and maintained veterans in their natural ...

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Overview

A stunning collection that brings an earlier era to life.
Although steam engines were seldom used for everyday train transportation by 1960, they live on in the minds of those fortunate enough to have experienced them and in the many museums and steam-powered excursions throughout the country. They are especially active in the West, where master photographer Joel Jensen has, for more than twenty-five years, documented these well-restored and maintained veterans in their natural settings doing what they used to—hauling both passengers and freight and delighting rail fans of all ages.
This timeless collection takes us back to the end of the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth, with captivating images evoking the past. Essays by John Gruber, the president of the Center for Railroad Photography, and Scott Lothes, the project director for the center, help to put these wonderful photographs in context.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393082487
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/17/2011
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 11.90 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Joel Jensen lives in Ely, Nevada.

John Gruber, the author of Classic Steam: Timeless Photographs of North American Steam Railroading, lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

Scott Lothes, a frequent contributor to train magazines, lives in Oregon City, Oregon.

Jeff Brouws is a fine art photographer and part-time writer who has nine books to his credit, authoring five on railroads alone, the latest being The Call of Trains: The Railroad Photographs of Jim Shaughnessy. A book of his own photographs Approaching Nowhere (also from Norton) was published in 2006. His work can be found in major institutional collections around the country including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Princeton University Art Museum and Harvard's Fogg Museum. He resides in New York with his wife Wendy Burton.

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