Railroad Heritage, Summer 2019: Award Winners, Bodine, Cunningham

Summer 2019 is the third consecutive issue to which we’ve added twelve pages to our usual forty-eight. They feature the winners of the 2019 John E. Gruber Creative Photographer Awards, which received the second-highest number of submissions in its history. Additional content spotlights a conference presenter—-Jennifer Bodine writes about pictorialist photographer A. Aubrey Bodine; an art photographer–Caren Cunningham’s work is explored; and a community archive–Archives Manager Adrienne Evans and Archives Assistant Natalie Krecek discuss new archives visited and lessons learned at the 2019 Midwest Archives Conference in Detroit. In addition, Events and Exhibits Coordinator Hailey Paige recaps Conversations Transcontinental and After Promontory and Mike Matejka presents the journalist and railroad photography of the Daily Pantagraph of Bloomington, Illinois.

$7.95, 60 pages, color and b/w

Victor Hand’s Milwaukee Road

A new album from our Victor Hand Collection is available online. This selection features the Milwaukee Road and includes this image of Milwaukee Road diesel locomotive no. 24 hauls eastbound freight train no. 200 across the Columbia River near Beverly, Washington, on September 12, 1979. View the gallery here:
http://www.railphoto-art.org/collections/victor-hand-collection/milwaukee-road/

Victor Hand Collection Overview

  • Planned Gift of Victor Hand
  • Approximately 46,000 images, mostly black-and-white and color negatives, many of the 4×5 and medium format size
  • Digitization in progress; approximately 25% complete
  • Portraits and action views of diesel and steam locomotives from the 1950s to 2000s
  • Extensive coverage of diesel in the United States, extensive coverage of international steam operations in approximately 36 countries, including France, Mexico, Spain, Germany, South Africa, India, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and others

Victor Hand’s New York Central Railroad

A new album from our Victor Hand Collection is available online. This selection features the New York Central and includes this image of New York Central Railroad diesel locomotive no. 1047 hauling southbound freight toward Newberry Junction in Painted Foot, New York, on November 15, 1966. View the gallery here: http://www.railphoto-art.org/collections/victor-hand-collection/

Victor Hand Collection Overview

  • Planned Gift of Victor Hand
  • Approximately 46,000 images, mostly black-and-white and color negatives, many of the 4×5 and medium format size
  • Digitization in progress; approximately 25% complete
  • Portraits and action views of diesel and steam locomotives from the 1950s to 2000s
  • Extensive coverage of diesel in the United States, extensive coverage of international steam operations in approximately 36 countries, including France, Mexico, Spain, Germany, South Africa, India, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and others

Fred Springer’s Ecuadorian Railways

A new album from our Fred M. Springer Collection  is available online. Featuring images from Springer’s travels to Ecuador, the album includes this image of Guayaquil-Quito Railway steam locomotive no. 44 ascending with passenger train on La Nariz del Diablo (the Devil’s Nose) near Alausi, Chimborazo, Ecuador. Springer shot this image on July 23, 1988. View the whole album here: http://www.railphoto-art.org/collections/springer/ecuadorian-railways/

Springer Collection Overview

  • Gift of Fred and Dale Springer
  • 8,000 B&W negatives
  • 50,000 color slides
  • 1940s to 2000s
  • Coverage includes six inhabited continents, and especially the southwestern United States, Mexico, and South America

Railroad Heritage, Winter 2019: John Gruber, the First Transcon, Carlos Kirovsky

We mark the passing of CRPA founder and photographer John Gruber with a sampling of his rail images and tributes from friends and colleagues. John A. Kirchner showcases the rail paintings of Brazilian artist Carlos Kirovsky. Photographer Drake Hokanson discusses shooting the first transcontinental route between Omaha and Sacramento. David Lester reflects on the Young Photographers panel held during last year’s Conversations conference. Hailey Paige provides insights into the development of our exhibition, Beebe and Clegg: Their Enduring Photographic Legacy. Guest “Out of the Archives” columnist Alexander Benjamin Craghead details how collaborating with various archives helped shape our upcoming project, After Promontory: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Transcontinental Railroading. Arjan den Boer shares the work of poster artist Armand Massonet.

$7.95, 60 pages, color and b/w

Railroad Heritage 55: Winter 2019