CRP&A Member Exclusive: Inside the David Mainey Collection

Tuesday, September 19, 2023
7:00 p.m. (U.S. Central Time), on Zoom
Registration closes at 4 pm CT on Monday, September 18

Registration Closed
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Step into the world of David Mainey as we take you on a journey through his life and work in our fall members-only program. Join Erin Rose as she sits down with David for an insightful interview, giving you a glimpse into the person behind the art. Explore decades of creativity, from his very first photograph in 1947 to his more recent works in the 1980s. The presentation concludes with a Q&A session, inviting all attendees to join the conversation and learn more about David’s unique experiences and artistic endeavors.

David Mainey has been photographing trains for as long as he’s had a camera. As a youth, he became friends with photographers such as Donald Furler and Bob Collins, where he really began to learn the ropes of rail photography. Inspired and encouraged by these legends, David not only mastered the standard “roster shot,” but he went on to define his own work with a variety of styles – from a classic wedge shot to a stunning landscape, his work spans decades and reflects his views of United States east coast rail history in a spectacular fashion.

Erin Rose joined the Center in 2017 as an intern, and she returned in 2021 to the new role of reference and digital projects archivist. She answers image requests, processes collections, and has managed the migration of files for the Center’s adoption of a new collections management system.

Join us on Tuesday, September 19, at 7 pm Central (5 pm PT / 6 pm MT / 8 pm ET) for this exciting program! This program will be recorded and will be made available to members by request.


This event is open to members of the CRP&A

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DH 1529 on Cascade Wye at Lanesboro, Pennsylvania, on November 9, 1951. Photograph by David Mainey