Railroad Heritage no. 32, Conversations, VanDenburgh, Eidenbenz

Railroad Heritage no. 32

Preview of Conversations about Photography 2013, including a profile of presenter Steve VanDenburgh, written by David C. Lester. Lorenz Degen of Switzerland provides a biographical sketch and selected photographs of Fred Eidenbenz, a Swiss immigrant who photographed American railroads extensively in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Center executive director Scott Lothes offers an overview of preserving railroad photographs, including steps you can take to prepare your own photography collection for archiving and preservation.

$7.95, 24 pages, color and b/w.

Railroad Heritage No. 31, NS Company Photographer

Railroad Heritage no. 31

Profile of Norfolk Southern’’s recently appointed company photographer, Casey Thomason, a presenter at Conversations about Photography 2013. (A full-time photography position at a railroad? Shades of the past! And very welcome, too.) There is also a spread of Hal Lewis’’s work from the 1950s until recently, especially notable because (1) he has given his photographs and negatives to the Center, and (2) because he was in the forefront of making railroad photography and railfandom into a diverse racial community. Then there’’s an exceptionally rare 1850s daguerreotype of an Illinois Central locomotive at Bloomington, Illinois. More than 160 years of railroad photography represented in one issue.

$7.95, 24 pages, color and b/w.

Railroad Heritage No. 30, Pennsylvania Railroad

Extensive survey of Pennsylvania Railroad company photography and the importance of the railroad’s images. Update on the Chicago Project and Pablo Delano’s July 2012 Chicago visit to photograph descendants of his father’s portrait subjects. Tribute to early railfan photographer Fred Jukes. Gallery of railroad photographs from Peoria (Illinois).

$9.95, 36 pages, color and b/w.

Railroad Heritage No. 29, Barriger, Russell, McMillan

In-depth look at the life and photography of John W. Barriger III, a noteworthy railroad executive who documented in the nation’s railroads in the 1930s. Gallery of Andrew J. Russell photographs from the Civil War and the construction of the Union Pacific. Interview with daughter of Pullman porter Alfred D. McMillan, photographed by Jack Delano in 1942.

$7.95, 20 pages, color and b/w.

Railroad Heritage No. 28, Conference, Springer, Madrigal

Preview of 2012 conference with profile of presenter Drake Hokanson. Gallery of Fred Springer photos and announcement of the Center receiving his collection. Complete coverage of 2011 awards program. Interview with family members of Rock Island roundhouse worker Tomas Madrigal, photographed by Jack Delano in 1943. 2011 honor roll.

$7.95, 20 pages, color and b/w.