The very first in
Morning Sun’s Trackside series, Gene Van Dusen was out “trackside” in Indiana,
Michigan and Illinois with Leica in-hand -- loaded with Kodachrome -- in the
late 1940s and early 1950s. If it wasn’t
a Hudson or Niagara, then it had to be a Mohawk or Mike. The diesels were so clean, you could eat off
their noses. Notre Dame football
specials, blazing streamliners, and quaint country branch lines are all to be
found in this marvelous look back.
Contents -- More
steam than diesel with quite a few passenger trains. The chapters are arranged
chronologically: 1948, pp. 6-9; 1949, pp. 10-19; 1950, pp. 20-29; 1951, pp. 30-37;
1952, pp. 38-49; 1953, pp. 50-83; 1954, pp. 84-109; 1955, pp. 110-119; 1956,
pp. 120-128. Being an earlier Morning Sun book, the MSRP is ten bucks
cheaper than their current productions.
Sun Books, hardcover with dust jacket, printed in China, copyright 1997, 128
pgs., 8.5 x 11 x .5 in., abt. 250 color photos with captions by Bill
Marvel. NYCSHS members who are signed into their accounts will enjoy
pricing at 20% off retail; Ohio residents must add 8% sales tax.