Railroad Noir: The American West at the End of the Twentieth Century (Railroads Past and Present) by Linda G. Niemann, Photographs by Joel Jensen. Narratives by Linda Grant Niemann

Railroad Noir: The American West at the End of the Twentieth Century (Railroads Past and Present) Author: Linda G. Niemann, Photographs by Joel Jensen. Narratives by Linda Grant Niemann
eBook Title: Railroad Noir: The American West at the End of the Twentieth Century (Railroads Past and Present)
ISBN10: 0253354463
ISBN13: 978-0253354464
Language: English
Publisher: Indiana University Press; First Edition edition (May 11, 2010)
Category: Engineering & Transportation
Subcategory: Transportation
Size ePub vers.: 1753 kb
Size PDF vers.: 1904 kb
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Culled from the 20 years she spent traveling the American West as a freight brakeman and conductor, Linda Grant Niemann's Railroad Noir delves into the darker side of railroading. The 1990s were a time of crisis for workers caught in the breakup of the Southern Pacific Railroad. Niemann's tales of exhaustion, alcoholism, homelessness, and corporate blundering present a revelatory account of railroading life. Photographer Joel Jensen realizes Niemann’s vision of the working West with images of cowboy bars, blue motels, and railroaders working in electrical storms, white-outs, and desert heat waves. The result is an honest, gritty, and striking collaboration.