Steam, Steel and Stars: America's Last Steam Railroadby Tim Hensley
The glorious late years of steam railroading in America1955 to 1960are powerfully documented in this captivating book. The 90 riveting photographs by O. Winston Link presented here cover every activity of the Norfolk & Western Railway (now Norfolk Southern) as well as capturing an unequalled picture of rural American life in the 1950s.
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An awesome collection of photographs depicting American steam railroading during the 1950's and 60's. O.Winston Link has presented us with an outstanding collection of black and white photos, all masterfully done. A 'must have' book for all rail fans and photographers.
In all respects, from every one of the 90 mostly spectacular black and white photographs offered here of 1950's railroad life, through its technically beautiful printing and binding, this is a wonderful book. Each of the duotone images presented here is just superb, every one clearly expressive of Link's pioneering use of night time, outdoor flash photography, his passion for photography and love of railroads. The larger text type font makes for easy reading while describing Link's fascination with the Norfolk & Western Railroad, how he approached this documentation project, and offers a history of the railroad itself. Overall, it's written with a sensitivity to railroads, their employees and especially Link's tireless efforts to produce these wonderful photographs. Whether you're a photographer who simply appreciates the genuine art and skills behind black and white photography or a railroad fan, get this book.