New Issue of Railroad Heritage

The new Fall 2017 issue of Railroad Heritage is here. Photographer Richard Koenig reflects on “Growing up in Railroad Vacuum” and the value of mentorships with his story and photographs from Indiana and Illinois in the late 1970s. Koenig now teaches art at Michigan’s Kalamazoo College and is working on a project about the original transcontinental railroad. Mark Aldrich, a retired economics professor from Smith College, explores railroad political cartoons from the late 19th and early 20th century in “The Pen is Mightier than the Locomotive.” Jordan Radke, archives manager, offers further insights into copyright concerns surrounding photography and art in his regular “Out of the Archives” column, while Arjan den Boer shares more about European railway poster art in his column. The issue also includes book reviews and a roundup of the Center’s six traveling exhibitions currently on tour.

$7.95, 48 pages, color and b/w

Railroad Heritage 50, Fall 2017

Fred Springer’s Eastern European Railways

Check out the newest album from Fred M. Springer’s travels. These selections are of Eastern European Railways and feature a scene of Polskie Koleje Państwowe (Polish State Railways) steam locomotive no. Pt47-65 waiting at Konotop station, as a man walks his bike near the tracks in Konotop, Greater Poland, Poland, on May 20, 1993.

View the entire album: www.railphoto-art.org/collections/springer/eastern-european-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

Fred Springer’s South African Railways

The South African Railways album is now online featuring nearly two hundred photographs from our Fred M. Springer Collection. Here, a photographer goes to great lengths to capture the image of South African Railway steam locomotives nos. 1007 and 1056 crossing the Malgaaten Bridge in Western Cape, South Africa, on March 21, 1995.

View the entire album: www.railphoto-art.org/collections/springer/south-african-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

Fred Springer’s Scandinavian Railways

Another album with selections of Scandinavian railways from the Center’s Fred M. Springer Collection has been uploaded. Covering Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, Fred captured them all including this Danish State Railways electric locomotive no. 467 in Copenhagen, Denmark, on June 2, 1989.

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

John Bjorklund’s Western Pacific Railroad

Another album from our John F. Bjorklund Collection with images of the Western Pacific Railroad has been uploaded. Here is a westbound Western Pacific Railroad freight train at Williams Loop in Spring Garden, California, on July 22, 1982.

View all the selections, which also include McCloud River Railroad and Camas Prairie Railroad at our website: www.railphoto-art.org/collections/bjorklund/western-pacific

Bjorklund Collection Overview

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