Significant Images of Railroading presents an overview of the Center for Railroad Photography & Art's collections. Of the nearly 200,000 images in those collections, 93 are presented here in vibrant color and rich, quadtone black-and-white. Those images come from 10 principal collections, including the work of Wallace W. Abbey, whose circa 1950 photograph from Chicago Union Station is featured on the cover. A preservation award from Trains magazine helped fund processing of the Abbey Collection. Other major holdings include the works of Fred M. Springer, John F. Bjorklund, and Ted Rose. In addition to the Trains award, funding for this publication came from Fred and Dale Springer, the Candelaria Fund, and Bon and Holly French.
Foreword Wallace W. Abbey John F. Bjorklund Ken Burbach Perry Frank Johnson Leo King Harold 0. Lewis Glenn Ostreich David Plowden Ted Rose Fred M. Springer About the Center
Scott Lothes is president and excecutive diretor of the Center for Railroad Photography & Art and editor of the Center's journal, Railroad Heritage. Fascinated by railroads from birth, Lothes grew up watching coal trains in West Virginia. He took up photography while attending college at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. To date more than 300 of his photographs have appeared in print, along with 40 bylined articles in magazines including Trains, Classic Trains, Railfan & Railroad, and Railroads Illustrated.
The Center's staff is to be commended for preparing this first class publication, as well as doing the important preservation work that they do.