9781419703720

O. Winston Link: Life Along the Line

  • ISBN 13:

    9781419703720

  • ISBN 10:

    1419703722

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 10/01/2012
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.)

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Summary

O. Winston Link photographed the Norfolk and Western, the last major steam railroad in the United States, when it was converting its operations from steam to diesel in the 1950s. Link's N&W project captured the industry at a moment of transition, before the triumph of the automobile and the airplane that ended an era of passenger rail service. His work also revealed a small-town way of life that was about to experience seismic shifts and, in many cases, vanish completely. Including a collection of more than 180 of Link's most famous works and rare images that have never before been published, O. Winston Link: Life Along the Lineoffers a moving account of the people and communities surrounding the last steam railroad. The book includes a cd of Link's recordings of the railroad.

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