John Bjorklund’s Milwaukee Road (East)

We have just uploaded selections of the Milwaukee Road (East) from our John F. Bjorklund Collection. The album includes this shot of a westbound Milwaukee Road freight train crossing drawbridge over the Mississippi River in Sabula, Iowa, on October 21, 1978.

View the entire album at our website:

Bjorklund Collection Overview

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

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:

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