Richard Steinheimer has been called the Ansel Adams of railroad photography, a tribute that accurately reflects the genius of his work. Dramatic night scenes, haunting images of snowscapes and steam, and evocative portraits of men and machines are hallmarks of Steinheimer's extraordinary illustrations. His quest for adventure has led him to visually explore the Denver & Rio Grande Western, Santa Fe, Southern Pacific, Western Pacific, Union Pacific, Milwaukee Road, even mainline electric operation on the Pennsy.
Ted Benson is ideally suited to write the text for this new book. An award-winning photographer himself and long-time fan and friend of Steinheimer, Benson knows first-hand the hardships endured in the search for that perfect shot. He knows how to convey the satisfaction and the spirit of the chase. Benson and Steinheimer teamed up for a popular series of articles in Vintage Rails Magazine which served as the basis for this new publication.
More than 130 of Steinheimer's black and white photographs have been carefully selected and printed as high quality duotones to bring you a 50-year record of the changing face of American railroading. This important collection should be in every rail enthusiast's library!