"STEAM, STEEL & STARS. AMERICA'S LAST STEAM RAILROAD" par O. Winston LINK. Edition Harry N. Abrams, New York. 1994.
STEAM, STEEL & STARS. AMERICA'S LAST STEAM RAILROAD
"STEAM, STEEL & STARS. AMERICA'S LAST STEAM RAILROAD" par O. Winston LINK. Edition Harry N. Abrams, New York. 1994. in-4 carré, dos droit, couverture souple cartonnée photo. 144 pages. Textes en anglais de Tim Hensley, postface de Thomas H. Garver, illustré de 87 reproductions photographiques noir & blanc, pleine page pour la plupart, par O. Winston Link.
"On a crisp winter's evening more than a quarter of a century ago, a highly successful New York City photographer by the name of O. Winston Link was finding the nocturnal amusements in stately Staunton, Virginia, less than stimulating. On assignment from an advertising agency to a local manufacturer, he found time hanging heavy after a long day's work and decided to drive to nearby Waynesboro, where he knew the tracks of America's last totally steam railroad – the Norfolk and Western – passed through. Seeking out local rail facilities was an avocation he had indulged since adolescence, when he would travel from his Brooklyn home to the Jersey City Terminal and Communipaw Yards, and one he continued to indulge as an adult, whenever he found time during assignments. Link had succumbed to the charms of the steam locomotive at a tender age, from the first time he saw a wooden toy likeness in a department store Christmas display. For, indeed, there is something fascinating about a steam locomotive – something almost animate and personal…"