Robert Hadley’s Baltimore and Ohio Railroad

Another album from our Robert A. Hadley Collection of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad is available online including westbound B&O engine no. 6179 at crossing near Fostoria, Ohio. Visit our website for the entire album: www.railphoto-art.org/collections/hadley/baltimore-and-ohio-railroad

The Center needs your help identifying the missing pieces in several of our Hadley images. If there are specific locations, dates, or details that you know please email info@railphoto-art.org or comment on our Flickr page: www.flickr.com/photos/railphotoart/albums

Hadley Collection Overview

  • Gift of Apex Foundation
  • 6,618 black and white negatives
  • 1930s to 2000s
  • Coverage includes the United States, England, and Canada with particular emphasis on Michigan and the Upper-Midwest, as well as Colorado and Wyoming
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Robert Hadley’s Burlington Northern

The next batch of selections from our Robert A. Hadley Collection are available online featuring this Burlington Northern Railroad freight train at Omaha, Nebraska, in May 1990. Visit our website for the entire album: www.railphoto-art.org/collections/hadley/burlington-northern-railroad

The Center needs your help identifying the missing pieces in several of our Hadley images. If there are specific locations, dates, or details that you know please email info@railphoto-art.org or comment on our Flickr page: www.flickr.com/photos/railphotoart/albums

Hadley Collection Overview

  • Gift of Apex Foundation
  • 6,618 black and white negatives
  • 1930s to 2000s
  • Coverage includes the United States, England, and Canada with particular emphasis on Michigan and the Upper-Midwest, as well as Colorado and Wyoming

New Center Book Features Outstanding Beebe/Clegg Photography

Beebe and Clegg: Their Enduring Photographic Legacy, a new book from the Center for Railroad Photography and Art, tells about how partners Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg introduced railroad photography and the world of railroading to wide popular audiences. The authors, John Gruber and John Ryan assisted by Mel Patrick, bring the best of their photographic work together in one book for the first time, using high quality duotone printing.

The 224-page book goes on sale for $59.95 at the Center’s Conversations conference April 13–15 at Lake Forest (Illinois) College. Copies may be ordered on the Center’s website and will be shipped immediately after the conference. A traveling exhibit is in the works.

Beebe (1902–1966) was known for the three-quarters or wedge of pie perspective in his photography. Clegg (1916–1979) introduced a more innovative outlook, boosting creativity for both of them. Their photographs shine in this new book, produced with the best of modern digitization, design, and printing techniques.

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Lucius Beebe, left, and Charles Clegg pose along the tracks of the Southern Pacific narrow gauge in the Owens Valley of California in the 1940s. Courtesy of the California State Railroad Museum, BC3411

Robert Hadley’s Ann Arbor Railroad

The first album of Robert A. Hadley selections is available online featuring the Ann Arbor Railroad. Here is a southbound Ann Arbor Railroad train no. 52 with engine no. 1612 (4-4-2) at Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1941. View more at the Hadley webpage: www.railphoto-art.org/collections/hadley/ann-arbor-railroad

The Center needs your help identifying the missing pieces in several of our Hadley images. If there are specific locations, dates, or details that you know please email info@railphoto-art.org or comment on our Flickr page: www.flickr.com/photos/railphotoart/albums

Hadley Collection Overview

  • Gift of Apex Foundation
  • 6,618 black and white negatives
  • 1930s to 2000s
  • Coverage includes the United States, England, and Canada with particular emphasis on Michigan and the Upper-Midwest, as well as Colorado and Wyoming

Fred Springer’s South American Railways

Another album of Fred M. Springer selections is available online. The photographs focus on South American railways from Bolivia and Paraguay including this shot of Empresa Nacional de Ferrocarriles Bolivia 2-8-0 steam locomotive no. 9 or “Mururata” in Guaqui, Bolivia, on September 30, 1992.

View all the images at: www.railphoto-art.org/collections/springer/south-american-railways

Springer Collection Overview

  • Gift of Fred and Dale Springer
  • 8,000 B&W negatives
  • 50,000 color slides
  • 1940s to 2000s
  • Coverage includes six inhabited continents, and especially the southwestern United States, Mexico, and South America