Expanded, 36-page issue featuring an in-depth look at current trends among railroad artists by Alexander Craghead. The article includes interviews with and sample work from twenty-three artists as well as analysis and context from arts editors and museum curators. Center member Richard “Dick” Neumiller shares a gallery of historic and colorful photographs depicting Kansas City’s railroads in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, in conjunction with the 2013 annual meeting of the Lexington Group in Transportation History, hosted by the Kansas City Southern Railway. Read John Gruber’s story of Frank Williams, an African-American from Mississippi who came north to become a freight car repairman for Illinois Central in Chicago and the patriarch of a large and successful Chicago family. He is one of the fifty portrait subjects featured in the Center’s exhibition of Jack Delano’s World War II railroad photographs at the Chicago History Museum.
$9.95, 36 pages, color and b/w