The Call of Trains
By Jeff Brouws (Author), Jim Shaughnessy (Photographer)   The Call of Trains

Jim Shaughnessy is a revered name among railway photographers. This collection, the best of his work over a 40-year career, features photographs taken between 1946 and 1988, with an emphasis on the American railroad culture of the 1950s and 1960s. Jeff Brouws, a railway authority and photo historian, has contributed a biographical essay that traces Shaughnessy's beginnings photographing steam locomotives in Troy, New York, to his documentation of the dramatic steam-to-diesel transition, with an emphasis on the northeastern United States and Canada, where the concentration of railway action and often deep snow resulted in beautiful and unusual images. Not just a compendium of photographs of locomotives, this book covers the whole railroad world—the trains, tunnels, viaducts, station yards and more. It is a wonderful document of what is arguably railroading's most compelling era. Hardbound, 224 pages, 12 x 11", 170 duotone photos.

ISBN: 978-0-393-06592-3

Price: $65.00