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Railroad Shutterbug: Jim Fredrickson's Northern Pacific

Fredrickson, Jim

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ISBN 10: 0874221951 / ISBN 13: 9780874221954
Published by Washington State University Press, U.S.A., 2000
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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The first of three books by Frederickson on the Northern Pacific. Beautiful fine copy inlike d/j. Signed and inscribed by Fredrickson on title page. Bookseller Inventory # 007905

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Title: Railroad Shutterbug: Jim Fredrickson's ...

Publisher: Washington State University Press, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed and Inscribed By Author

Edition: First Edition

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Practially growing up with a camera in hand, Jim Fredrickson of Tacoma, Washington, took his first picture of a steam locomotive in 1936. In a few years, railroad men were regularly seeing the "kid with the camera" alongside the tracks and in the rail yards.
Then one day in 1943, one of the men said, "You're always hanging around here, kid, you might as well go to work."
The chief dispatcher at Tacoma's Union Station hired the sixteen-year-old high school student to serve as a "callboy," telephoning conductors, brakemen, engineers, and firemen an hour-and-a-half in advance of when they were scheduled for duty. Thus began Fredrickson's thirty-nine year career with the Northern Pacific Railway's telegraph and dispatching departments.
Fredrickson continued to take exceptional photographs - his many pictures depict the last great glories of the steam era as coal-fired locomotives were replaced by diesel engines in the 1940s and 1950s. His photos and yarns tell of the NP's men and women as well as the steam engines, depots, diners, cabooses, sidings, yards, shops, bridges, and tunnels. Today, whether it is a BNSF freight train with containers or a silvery AMTRAK passenger train, the engineers all know Jim Fredrickson.

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This is the first in an anticipated series of three volumes by Jim Fredrickson. The second volume is now available - Steam to Diesel: Jim Fredrickson's Railroading Journal. Volume three is anticipated for publication in the fall of 2003.

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