A Passion for Trains

The Railroad Photography of Richard Steinheimer

Richard Steinheimer (Photographer), Jeff Brouws (Text by)


A tribute to the most revered railroad photographer of our time.

To the true rail fan, Richard Steinheimer is an authentic hero, the best of the best. This, the first full-length celebration of his work, presents 160 of his duotone images, with an introduction by Jeff Brouws.

A pioneer in train photography, Steinheimer lived through and documented the railroad's heyday and its decline. He is one of very few photographers who appreciate the aesthetics of all locomotives, from steam engines to the latest diesel-powered behemoths. He has a particular fondness for the landscape of the American West, and many of his images situate trains in the larger geography and culture of the time. Known for taking pictures at night, in bad weather, and from risky perches on top of moving train platforms, Steinheimer has an enormous creativity and productivity.

Book Details

  • Hardcover
  • December 2011
  • ISBN 978-0-393-05743-0
  • 12.1 × 11 in / 192 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

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