Requiem for Steam.
The Railroad Photographs of David Plowden.


By David Plowden.
W W Norton & Company Inc, New York, 2010. 192 pp., 140 tritone illustrations, 11½x10¾".



Publisher's Description
As a child, David Plowden was given a box camera, and before long he began to photograph railroad trains. As he matured and started on what would become a lifetime in photography, trains—specifically steam locomotives—became one of his passions, and then they were eclipsed by modern diesel locomotives. It is our good fortune that Plowden was on the scene at the end, documenting what would become this book, his reverent tribute to the steam era.

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