- 209 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
- Additional Authors
- Keefe, Kevin P.,Lothes, Scott,
- "From the late 1940s onward, Wallace W. Abbey masterfully combined journalistic and artistic vision to transform everyday transportation moments into magical photographs. Abbey, a photographer, journalist, historian, and railroad industry executive, helped people from many different backgrounds understand and appreciate what was taken for granted: a world of locomotives, passenger trains, big-city terminals, small-town depots, and railroaders. During his lifetime he witnessed and photographed sweeping changes in the railroading industry from the steam era to the era of diesel locomotives and electronic communication. 'Wallace W. Abbey: A Life in Railroad Photography' profiles the life and work of this legendary photographer and showcases the transformation of transportation and photography after World War II"--Includes index.Introduction -- Along the Santa Fe -- The Trains magazine years -- Soo Line storyteller -- Chicago at its zenith -- Class by itself -- Fighting for the Milwaukee Road -- Epilogue.