We will make every effort to send books ordered by December 13 to you in time for Christmas.
We have asked them to ship the unopened cartons of our books to the Center’s office, where our staff members and myself will personally package and ship the books to you. We anticipate delivery of the bulk shipment during the week of November 29, and we will get them on their way to you as quickly as possible.
The publication date for The Railroad and the Art of Place: An Anthology was November 1, and we had planned to begin shipping books then. We did not learn the extent of the challenges at our distributor’s warehouse until November 22; had we known earlier we would have stepped in sooner. If you would like a refund, send an email to “info [at] railphoto-art.org” (replace [at] with @ to send us email); please direct any questions to this same address. We will post any updates here as we receive them.
(Note that this applies only to orders placed directly with us through our website or using one of our mail-in forms. If you ordered from Amazon or elsewhere, you will need to work with them to resolve any delays.)
Thank you so much for your interest in our publications as well as your ongoing patience as we work to resolve our own supply chain challenges—an unfortunate theme of this holiday season.
President and Executive Director
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
7:00 p.m. (U.S. Central Time), on Zoom
Registration closes on Monday, December 6 at 4:30 p.m. (CDT)
In a program centered around the late 1940s through the early 1960s, we take a tour of the Milwaukee area as famed Trains Magazine Editor David P. Morgan might have experienced it, from the early days of his career as a junior staff member to his prime years as editor-in-chief. We’ll start at Morgan’s place of employment — the celebrated Kalmbach building at 1027 N. Seventh Street — and work our way around town, witnessing freight and passenger action on the Milwaukee Road, the North Shore Line, the Chicago & North Western, as well as some operations of the Milwaukee Electric.
The presentation will include images from a number of iconic Milwaukee photographers of the era, including Wallace W. Abbey, Jim Scribbins, and W.A. Akin, Jr., as well as some often bittersweet before-and-after comparisons. It’s easy to see why Morgan, a Southerner by birth, fell in love with the city where he spent most of his life.
Kevin Keefe recently retired as vice-president-editorial for Kalmbach Publishing Co. and is a board member of the CRP&A. He served as editor of Trains from 1992 to 2000. As a student at Michigan State, he worked on Pere Marquette steam locomotive no. 1225, and he later authored a book about it.
This event is free.
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Saturday, November 13, 2021, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm (U.S. Central Time)
Join the CRP&A for an upcoming weekend event on Zoom featuring three fantastic photographers exploring unique perspectives by rail.
Download the program HERE
Jennifer Al-Beik shares perspectives as a newcomer to the hobby of railroad photography.
Jennifer Al-Beik is a veterinarian by trade and took up a passion for railroad photography after her son became interested in railroads. As a newcomer to the hobby, Jen now enjoys rail photography as a creative outlet and takes images from both the ground and from the air by drone.
Glimpse the American landscape from the seat of Amtrak passenger Stacey Evans. Using the train as a moving studio tethered to the earth gliding on a predetermined path, Stacey makes photographs focused on regional similarities and differences while composing how we occupy, shape, and transform the land. Her archive has over 29 train trips in America, plus a few in Scandinavia and France. Over the years, she’s collected various themes ranging from swimming pools, to power supplies, agriculture, intersections, and fading light, to name a few. She will share her unique perspective not accessible by foot, plane, or car.
Stacey Evans grew up in Waynesboro, Virginia, a small town made diverse by its variety and combination of different landscapes – rural, urban, industrial and suburban. Over the years, she has worked to translate her formative visual experiences and demonstrate the role landscapes play within culture. She studied photography at Virginia Commonwealth University and received a BFA in photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She works as an artist, educator, and photographer. She is the Imaging Specialist and Project Coordinator at the University of Virginia Library, a Statewide Educator at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and a resident artist at the McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville. Her artwork is exhibited regionally and nationally.
John Gruber: B&W Photography, 1960-1964
Scott Lothes, the executive director and president of the Center for Railroad Photography & Art, will share selections and highlights from the illustrious collection of our co-founder John Gruber (1936-2018). John was not only a great rail photographer, but also an author, scholar, grandfather, and staunch champion of other artists as well as the field of railroad photography itself. We have the privileged opportunity to preserve and provide access to his legacy. John’s collection contains over 108,000 images as well as boxes of manuscript materials related to his publishing projects and the founding of the Center. Digitization of John’s collection began in 2020.
This event is free.
Schedule, U.S. Central Time
- 10:30 AM, Zoom meeting open
- 11:00 AM, Welcome and Introduction, Scott Lothes, CRP&A executive director
- 11:15 AM, CRP&A Collections Update, Adrienne Evans, CRP&A archives manager
- 11:30 AM, Jennifer Al-Beik, Finding My Track: Rail Photography as a Creative Outlet
- 12:15 PM, BREAK
- 12:30 PM, Stacey Evans, Passengers
- 1:15 PM, Scott Lothes, John Gruber: B&W Photography, 1960-1964