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The Burlington Route in Focus: The Granger Country Photography of Russell Lee and Esther Bubley
The Burlington Route in Focus: The Granger Country Photography of Russell Lee and Esther Bubley

The Burlington Route in Focus: The Granger Country Photography of Russell Lee and Esther Bubley

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Stock Number: gpc326
Availability: In Stock
Condition: New
Feature: softcover
Feature: James J. Reisdorf and Michael M. Bartels
Feature: The Garbely Publishing Co, 2016
Manufacturer Number: 978-0996696326

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 Black-and-White 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.

Contents:
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.

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