Railroad Heritage No. 24, Olive Dennis, Awards, Exhibitions

In-depth look at Olive Dennis, civil engineer and designer for the Baltimore & Ohio from 1920 to 1954; winners of 2010 awards program; interview with John H. White, Jr., past transporation curator at the Smithsonian; also coverage of the record-breaking 2010 “Conversations” conference, Plowden exhibition, and members’ survey.

$7.95, 20 pages, color and b/w.

Railroad Heritage No. 23, Conversations, Kuhler, Plowden

Profile of Ted Benson and Tom Tayor, California photographers and presenters at the 2010 “Conversations” conference. Industrial designer Otto Kuhler; rescued mural at the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen headquarters in Cleveland; David Plowden’s new book and exhibition; honor rool of 2009 donors.

$7.95, 20 pages, color and b/w.

Railroad Heritage No. 22, Jack Delano and Chicago Union Station

Photographer Jack Delano and his portraits of railroad workers at Chicago Union Station, which he photographed primarily in 1943. Other highlights include the 2009 awards program, the Center’s 2009 activities, and profiles of photographer Frank Barry and the designer of the Southern Pacific’s 1937 Daylight passenger train.

$7.95, 20 pages, color and b/w.

Railroad Heritage No. 21, Railroad History in a Nutshell

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Quick-and-easy illustrated guide to the history of railroading in North America. Abundant examples of the railroads’ role in the growth and economic life of the nation, plus how railroads have influenced fine art, photography, travel, and popular culture.

$19.95, 48 pages, color and b/w

Railroad Heritage No. 20, Walker Evans, American Communities, and the Railroad

Author Tony Reevy writes that “Evans (1903-75) was one of the most noted and original American photographers of the twentieth century, but has not yet received sufficient recognition for his works that focus on the American railroad.” Also 2008 photo award winners and William Henry Jackson’s work for the Baltimore & Ohio.

$7.95, 20 pages, color and b/w.