RAILROADS ILLUSTRATED ANNUAL 2016: Enjoy 100 pages of exciting railroad photography from yesterday and today. This year’s edition features Gordon Glattenberg, Sam Philips, Ron Flanary, Alex Mayes, plus Day in North America 2015 and 2016!
A full day of world-class imagery and thoughtful discussions about railroad art and photography awaits attendees of Conversations Northeast on Saturday, October 29, 2016, at the University of Connecticut at Storrs.
What does the phrase “mixed train” bring to mind? Perhaps a small locomotive, a few boxcars, and an old wooden coach? In the 1960s and 1970s, I rode some mixed trains that did not quite fit that image.
Change is present in every facet of our lives; it is inevitable. When I received new assignment at Langley AFB in Hampton, Va., it gave me the chance to discover CSX’s Peninsula Subdivision, its coal heritage, and some changes the railroad endured itself. From a native Westerner, I found what was most impressive of all was the subdivision’s coal prowess. That prowess dates back to the railway’s inception nearly 134 years ago.