J. Parker Lamb’s Group Seven

Browse 200 selections of Texas, the northeast, and Canada by J. Parker Lamb in this latest batch of photographs. Included is this shot of westbound Southern Pacific Railroad passenger train climbing toward Paisano Summit in Alpine, Texas, in June 1984.

View the entire album at: www.railphoto-art.org/collections/lamb/group-seven

Lamb Collection Overview

  • Gift of J. Parker Lamb
  • 2,700 B&W negatives in six groups (as of March 2017, with more on the way)
  • 1940s to 1980s (as of March 2017)
  • Group seven focuses on Texas and British Columbia from the early 1970s to the late 1980s

Plowden Exhibition in Alabama

The Center’s traveling exhibition, Requiem for Steam: The Railroad Photographs of David Plowden, opens today at the University of Alabama’s Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum in Tuscaloosa. The exhibit will be on display through June 24. It features thirty meticulously-crafted black-and-white prints, made by Plowden himself, of steam locomotives in the United States and Canada, as well as their environments and the people who operated them.

“We are delighted to have David Plowden’s railroad photography featured at the Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum,” says Scott Lothes, president and executive director of the Center for Railroad Photography and Art.

Admission to the exhibit is free, and you can read more on the museum’s site.

Canadian Pacific no. 5145, by David Plowden

John Bjorklund’s Southern Pacific

Check out our latest selections of Southern Pacific Railroad from our John F. Bjorklund Collection, featuring this amazing shot of a westbound Southern Pacific freight train on Donner Pass near Norden, California, on December 29, 1976.

View the entire album: www.railphoto-art.org/collections/bjorklund/southern-pacific

Bjorklund Collection Overview

  • Gift of Rose Bjorklund
  • 55,000 color slides
  • 1960s to 2000s
  • Coverage spans the United States and Canada