In May 2014, I traveled to the North Carolina Transportation Museum for their spectacular Streamliners at Spencer event where I made hundreds of images. More than 25 locomotives from around the country were on display.
I’ll be adding new photos from the event over the next few days.
I worked with four different cameras, in part to test the abilities of the Lumix LX-7 and Fuji XE-2.
Below are a sampling of my results.
This year I’ll be writing and illustrating a book on streamlined trains for Voyageur Press. In the text I’ll trace the origins of streamlining, its theory, applications, and effects. In addition to locomotives such as those pictured here, I’ll also investigate famous trains such as Burlington’s (Pioneer) Zephyr, Union Pacific’s Streamliner, Southern Pacific’s Daylight, Milwaukee Road’s Hiawatha, and Pennsyvlania’s GG1 electric.