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Trackside Maryland Railyd to M
James Gallagher & Jacques Kelly
Johns Hopkins U Press
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2004-09-16 12:12:35
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TRACKSIDE MARYLAND: From Railyard to Main Line Hardcover with dust jacket; 12x9"; 224 pp, 257 halftones. "'Trackside Maryland' presents the magnificent black-and-white photography of James Gallagher with the commentary of Baltimore Sunpapers columnist Jacques Kelly to create a masterpiece of regional railroad history caught in the vice between waning steam and the sleek diesel technology of the 1950s". - Courtney B. Wilson, Executive Director, B&O Railroad Museum. "In the 1950s, as railroads underwent major changes, some marginal lines stood on the brink of extinction. Steam locomotives grew scarcer by the month, as did rail passenger connections. With a keen eye for location and composition, James Gallagher in Trackside Maryland captures the drama and majesty of steam transportation in Maryland in its waning days, when passing trains left clouds of cinders and smoke behind them and the sound of steam whistles still echoed across the landscape - all these sights and sounds giving way to modern diesel locomotives. Here Jacques Kelly's evocative prose accompanies Gallagher's ever vigilant lens. We are transported back to the last years of steam railroading."