Railroad Heritage, Winter 2016: Pennell, Awards, Patterson

Railroad Heritage 43, Winter 2016

The Winter 2016 issue of Railroad Heritage boasts sixty pages of content, including five feature articles. Professor Betsy Fahlman examines the remarkable 1919 series of railroad etchings by artist Joseph Pennell. Kevin Keefe profiles photographer, writer, retired railroader, and 2016 conference presenter Steve Patterson. Elrond Lawrence looks at the thirty-seven-year history of the Winterail railroad photography show and its lasting influences. We announce the winners of the 2015 John E. Gruber Creative Photography Award, and Gruber also presents the art of the North Shore’s popular Electroliner trains. The new “Out of the Archives” column continues with its second installment by looking at scanning and digital files.

$9.95, 60 pages, color and b/w

Railroad Heritage, Fall 2015: New York, Midwest, Rail Art

Railroad Heritage 42, Fall 2015

The Fall 2015 issue of Railroad Heritage includes three main features, plus a new column. Photographer Victor Hand shares a gallery of his work from around New York City. There’s a memoir and photographs by Charles McCreary about growing up around trains in the Upper Midwest. Peter Mosse recasts his 2015 Conversations presentations with an in-depth look at the first hundred years of rail art, drawing from his extensive collection. To keep you better apprised of our archiving work, we launched a new column with this issue, “Out of the Archives.” The first installment looks at organization and metadata from the work of our two summer interns in Madison.

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Railroad Heritage, Spring 2015: Lamb, Colter, La Posada, Awards

Railroad Heritage 40, Spring 2015

The Spring 2015 issue of Railroad Heritage features a two-part look at Fred Harvey architecture along the Santa Fe Railway. John Kelly explores the life of architect and designer Mary Colter, hired by the Harvey Company in the early 1900s. Joel Jensen investigates Allan Affeldt’s restoration of her crowning achievement, the La Posada Hotel in Winslow, Arizona. John Gruber profiles noted photographer and 2015 conference presenter J. Parker Lamb. Winners of the 2014 John E. Gruber Creative Photography Award are displayed, including the first-prize photograph by Eric Williams, taken on the weekend of Conversations 2014.

$7.95, 48 pages, color and b/w

Railroad Heritage, Fall 2014: Young Photographers, St. Louis

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Examining the future of railroad photography, writer David Lester answers the question of whether the younger generation is losing interest in railroad photography with, “Not a chance.” Lester interviews six photographers ranging in age from 18 to 30 in his cover feature, which assesses their interests and priorities, and displays the great passion they bring to the field. Incidentally, the cover photograph by Amanda Oakes is only the second time the work of a woman photographer has been featured on the cover of Railroad Heritage. Shirley Burman was the first. In conjunction with the 2014 annual meeting of the Lexington Group in Transportation History in St. Louis, there is an eight-page gallery of St. Louis railroad photographs by Center member Dick Neumiller, highlighting the Gateway City’s colorful railroads and especially its pre-Amtrak passenger trains. Three short features round out the issue. As part of our ongoing coverage of railroads and World War II in conjunction with our Railroaders exhibition at the Chicago History Museum, Center editorial consultant Jack Holzhueter shares his reflections on the patriotic imagery found in wartime dining car menus, which come from the collection of member John Kelly. Artist Elaine Wilson describes her project Charting the Wolverine of watercolors and maps highlighting Amtrak’s route across Michigan. Finally, as a follow-up to the spring issue profile on photographer Blair Kooistra, one of his former traveling and photography companions, Scott Bontz, shares his memories and photographs of their time together. Bontz has been never considered himself a railfan, and he brings an interesting perspective of an “outsider” to the pursuit of railroad photography.

$7.95, 36 pages, color and b/w

Railroad Heritage, Summer 2014: Feininger, Grohmann, Chicago

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The Summer 2014 issue’s cover feature by BYU professor James Swensen profiles photographer Andreas Feininger’s work at the Utah Copper Company’s railroads in November 1942 for the Office of War Information. It also includes an in-depth look at the railroad art in the permanent collection of the Grohmann Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, written by James R. Keiselburg, director of the museum. the issue devotes nine pages to reporting on the opening weekend of the Center’s monumental Railroaders: Jack Delano’s Homefront Photography exhibition at the Chicago History Museum in early April, including the complete remarks of Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph Szabo and extensive photography by Henry A. Koshollek. David Lester provides a rundown of the 2014 Conversations about Photography conference in May at Lake Forest College and the Chicago History Museum. The 2014 conference set a new record for attendance, and Lester’s writing and Koshollek’s photography gives you the full report.

$7.95, 36 pages, color and b/w