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Requiem for Steam: The Railroad Photographs of David Plowden Hardcover – 15 Oct 2010


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David Plowden is the author of more than twenty photography books, including Bridges: The Spans of North America, Vanishing Point: Fifty Years of Photography, and Requiem for Steam. He lives in Winnetka, Illinois.

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Awesome Pictures and Prose 11 Jan. 2011
By ss63 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
David Plowden's book Requiem for Steam is a must have title for anyone interested in the last years of the Steam Locomotive in America. Mr. Plowden's B&W photos are impressive, they are in the same class as those of O. Winston Link or Ansel Adams. Equally impressive is Mr. Plowden's style of descriptive writing. He takes us back to those days, describing things in exquisite detail and we get the complete sensation of what it was like, telling us of all the smells, sights and sensations that were part of the Steam Locomotive era.

Many of the photos are from the last days of steam on the Canadian Pacific Railroad, However his photos are not limited to just the CP. Indeed there are pictures on the GN and various Midwestern and eastern locales as well.

If you like O. Winston Link's books, you will definitely want to add this book to your collection.

Highly Recommended!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The ultimate railroad album by David Plowden 20 July 2011
By D. A. Livesey - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is North American steam railroading seen through the eyes of a master photographer. His composition, his light, and his humanity create images that will move anyone who sees them. If you love photography and if you also love railroading, you need to see this book.
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Fabulous Photos 31 Dec. 2013
By megan hawthorne - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book delivers. It was a Christmas present for my father, a lover of steam engines. His first real job was shoveling coal into the firebox of a steam engine.
He has been raving about the photos as well as the writing in the book.
Five Stars 30 Sept. 2014
By Terje Skram - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Bought it for the pictures and no dissapointment when opening the book
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
great images 20 Jan. 2011
By penman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
A great book with very excellent photographs. David Plowden always gives the viewer a fine selection of images that really captures life. This volume is well worth the money for anyone to purchase whether or not you're interested in rail photos. Take a look I'm sure your love this book.
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