Title: Steel Wheels Rolling: A Personal Journey of ...
Publisher: Boston Mills Press, Erin Ontario Canada
Publication Date: 2001
Illustrator: Photo Illus. In b&w
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Book Type: Railroad
176pp. Black cloth. 1st Ed. with prorper number sequence. Tight, square, bright copy with firm corners. No remainder mark. No internal names, notes or markings. Crisp, unclipped pictorial DJ (NP). Oblong book. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos. Lamb's photos concetrate on the Southeastern States and his native state of Texas. The Lonesome Whistle still blows here on the PA side of the Mason-Dixon Line in the dead of night at approx. 3:15 a.m. and can be tracked (heard) 5-7 minutes depending on conditions. A small delight of insomnia with it's melancholy love call. USPS Tracking provided. Muy Dinero for shipping abroad. H Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 19319
The second book in the Boston Mills Press Masters of Railroad Photography series presents the work of J. Parker Lamb -- from heart-stopping pans of Gulf, Mobile & Ohio FAs loping through the backwoods of Mississippi, to dramatic images of Missabi Road 2-8-8-4s slogging through the rain in their eleventh hour, and artful time exposures of slant-nosed Seaboard Es in the North Carolina night. Lamb is one of America's most talented and respected railroad photographers. His remarkable images have recorded early diesels in Alabama, Mississippi and the Carolinas, the end of steam in the American Midwest, and contemporary railroading from his home state of Texas to New England, California and Canada.
From Steel Wheels Rolling: Chapter 2, The Dawn of Diesel
It was during a visit to the Boligee depot that I first encountered a locomotive of a different kind. The shiny, green and white Southern streamliner that called on Boligee that memorable 1939 day didn't smoke like regular engines. In fact, the shovel-nosed motor car and trailer assigned to the Meridian-Birmingham Vulcan was like nothing I'd seen before...The mysterious newcomer was the subject of great interest and prompted considerable discussion. My father's words that day echo still. "Son, someday all locomotives may be like this one."
About the Author:
J. Parker Lamb has been photographing America's railroads for more than half a century. His work has appeared in 49 books and numerous magazine feature articles. He is a recipient of the Railway and Locomotive Historical Society's Fred A. and Jane R. Stindt Photography Award for Lifetime Achievement. Lamb earned his Ph.D. in 1961, and after a 40-year academic career at the North Carolina State University and the University of Texas, where he chaired the Department of Mechanical Engineering, he recently retired. He lives in Austin, Texas.
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