Railroad Heritage, Winter 2015: Western Pacific, “Stations”

Railroad Heritage 39, Winter 2015

Railroad Heritage is growing! The winter 2015 issue is forty-eight-pages, and we intend this to be the norm. Dick Dorn’s chilling image from the Western Pacific is a fitting cover. Dorn and fellow photographers Ted Benson, Dale Sanders, and Dave Stanley have produced a new book on the WP, 72-82: Western Pacific’s Final Decade, published by White River Productions. They are presenters at Conversations 2015, and the issue includes a preview of their work. The Center’s new archives manager, Jordan Radke, has finished processing the color photography in our Fred M. Springer Collection, and Radke presents an overview of this remarkable body of work, which spans six continents. Den Adler takes us back to the mid-19th century with the life and times of German artist Franz Hölzlhuber, who spent five years in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and traveled frequently on early American failroads. Finally, 2013 conference presenter Matt Kierstead takes a deep look at Michael Flanagan’s book, Stations, and the methodology behind Flanagan’s evocative paintings. An additional story by John Gruber looks into the life of Santa Fe car repairman Robert Hill, photographed by Jack Delano, while in another short feature, railroad executive Henry Posner III and artist Mitch Markovitz discuss the painting ¡Lesivo!, prepared by Markowitz at Posner’s request.

$7.95, 48 pages, color and b/w