Narrow Gauge Railway Scenes is a collection of over 400 photographs taken by some very gifted photographers along some very interesting lines. The variety of photographs is staggering; everything from classic railroad photographs you'd expect to see to the unusual such as night scenes at a depot to cab-view scenes from a Rio Grande Galloping Goose. For the logging fan there's some great shots of the West Side Lumber Company and Michigan-Cal, and for something completely different there are some great shots of Ward Kimball's backyard, 'er, layout. (One shot even shows Walt Disney at the throttle!)
Of course, fans of the Colorado narrow gauge circle will not be disappointed! Author Adolph Hungry Wolf has done a great job of collecting some really spectacular shots, everything from awe-inspiring canyon shots to compelling detail shots such as a lokie taking on water (shot from the water tower!) and plenty of shop scenes with all kinds of treasures scattered around. You also see depots, trestles, and other structures in a variety of settings and seasons.
In the eastern United States we get the East Broad Top, the Tweetsie, and some Maine two-foot action. In Canada we get some choice shots, and we even get a couple of lines you can still see today: the B.C. Forest Museum and Oregon's Sumpter Valley Railroad. Finally, we get some tasty shots from a region famous for its great narrow gauge railroads, Central America.
And if all that wasn't enough, you get watercolors from renowned artist John Coker, and the list of photo credits is a who's-who in the narrow gauge railroad world: Otto Perry, W. C. Whittaker, Robert W. Richardson, Ron Nixon, and many others.
Canadian Caboose Press, softcover, 224 pages., standard landscape book 10 x 8 in., B&W photographs and illustrations.