Herein are some excellent B&W photographs taken by professional photographers. The trains, stations, equipment and people are well-maintained.
Railroads stir commerce and profoundly impact business, but they also shape communities. The management of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad was acutely aware of the impact their railroad had on the region it served. In 1948 the CB&Q commissioned professional photojournalists Russell Lee and Esther Bubley to document the influence of the Burlington Route on the communities it traversed.
This book features some of the best B&W photography from that project. It takes readers on a journey around the post-World War II Burlington system, taking a look at the era when CB&Q was transitioning from steam power to diesels and Zephyr streamliners. This title is a joint collaboration between South Platte Press and the Garbely Publishing Company.
Acknowledgements, Introduction, pp. 4-8;
Granger Country, pp. 9-10;
Russell Lee, pg. 11;
Esther Bubley, pg. 12;
Regarding the photographs, pg. 13;
Illinois, pp. 15-39;
Iowa, pp. 40-57;
Nebraska, pp. 58-81;
Wyoming, pp. 82-92;
Miscellaneous, pp. 93-103;
Bibliography, pg. 104.
South Platte Press, softcover, 104 pages, standard portrait book 8 x 10 in., b&w photographs with captions. Index to images by location.