Jim Shaughnessy Essential Witness: Sixty Years of Railroad Photography


(Sam Solomon) #1

I stumbled upon an article with some fascinating pictures of railroad photography this evening. I’m a sucker for trains and am very tempted to purchase this coffee table book.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0500544867/

The book is called Jim Shaughnessy Essential Witness: Sixty Years of Railroad Photography and has a ton of beautiful images. Here are just a couple, see the linked article for more.


Jim Shaughnessy, “Central Vermont’s Ambassador passenger train crosses trestle over Missisquoi Bay, Lake Champlain, Vermont” (1954)


Jim Shaughnessy, “Delaware & Hudson Alco RS-3 locomotive enters north end of Union Station at Fulton Street, Troy, New York” (1952)


Jim Shaughnessy, “New York Central passenger Train with Poughkeepsie Bridge in background, Poughkeepsie, New York” (1953)

I’m not entirely sure where this goes, so for now I’m putting it in General Discussion.


(Carrie Waldron) #2

Looks like a very cool book!

Unfortunately, I’ve already purchased a ton of coffee table books I don’t need. That and trains aren’t really my thing.

I wonder if we should have a Cool Finds category? Maybe something like Canopy or Uncrate? Your other coffee table book post might fit into this category.

Just an idea.


(Guy Stein) #3

Well, if we’re talking about cool coffee table books, this was on uncrate today.


(Sam Solomon) #4

Sorry I missed this earlier.

I love the idea of a category for interesting things that aren’t really reviews or deals. Canopy, Cool Hunting, Uncrate—that type of stuff.

Great idea! I’ll be adding the category and updating topics shortly!


Finds: A new category for cool stuff