Steam Trains: A Modern View of Yesterday's Railroads
  • Steam Trains: A Modern View of Yesterday's Railroads
  • Steam Trains: A Modern View of Yesterday's Railroads

Steam Trains: A Modern View of Yesterday's Railroads

by James P 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… See more details below

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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 Arkansas—these 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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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Midwest Book Review, January 2007

“Simply outstanding – not to be missed by any collection train buffs frequent.”

The Michigan Railfan, November/December 2007

“This black and white photographic gallery features some of the finest examples of restored North American steam locomotives to be found anywhere.”

Railfan and Railroad, December 2006

Steam Trains features the dramatic black and white photography of R&R contributor James P. Bell in a beautifully printed, large format, hard cover volume.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760322673
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
10/15/2006
Edition description:
First
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
Railfan and Railroad, December 2006

“Steam Trains features the dramatic black and white photography of R&R contributor James P. Bell in a beautifully printed, large format, hard cover volume.”

Midwest Book Review, January 2007

“Simply outstanding – not to be missed by any collection train buffs frequent.”

The Michigan Railfan, November/December 2007

“This black and white photographic gallery features some of the finest examples of restored North American steam locomotives to be found anywhere.”

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