Railroad Heritage no. 35, Victor Hand, Awards, Chicago

Railroad Heritage 35

Profile of world-traveling steam photographer Victor Hand, a presenter at the 2014 Conversations about Photography conference. Hand pioneered international travel and steam photography among American rail enthusiasts. Stunning imagery from the winners of the 2013 John E. Gruber Photography Awards Program, including a two-page spread of Ronald Olsen’s jaw-dropping view from a Chinese steel mill. The tales of two Indiana Harbor Belt freight train crews of the 1940s, photographed by Jack Delano and researched extensively by the Center staff for the Railroaders: Jack Delano’s Homefront Photography exhibition at the Chicago History Museum. Learn how one crew found camaraderie through shared experiences while another struggled through great disparity yet still managed to move freight across Chicago’s tangle of railroads during the record-breaking traffic levels of World War II.

$7.95, 24 pages, color and b/w