Trackside photographer Joe Elliott roamed the Minneapolis-St. Paul rail lines in the four years between 1968-1972 chiefly recording the vanishing passenger fleets of the Great Northern, Northern Pacific, Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, Milwaukee Road, Chicago & North Western and Rock Island.
He also found freight on those roads as well as Chicago Great Western, Soo Line; Minneapolis, Northfield & Southern and others. Check out his camera skills in this intriguing approach to the 'Twin Cities.'
Most photographs are taken at or near the passenger terminals but also at yards and junctions. There were many railroads before the second merger era in the Twin Cities making them great places for train watching. First and second-generation diesels and the fading glory of the pre-Amtrak streamliners are what you will see in this book.
Morning Sun Books, hardcover with dust jacket, 128 pages, 11 x 8.5 x .5 in., all Color photographs with captions.