Steelways Shipyard, Newburgh, NY, from the Railroad Landscapes Series

By John Sanderson

These images stand as depictions of the railroad spirit that has imbibed the American psyche since its inception. From music to painting, the railroad has been an avenue of hope, loss, beauty and redemption. Flowing into the distance or cutting across a picture, the tracks’ confident line anchors one to its path. Once bustling depots sit forlorn, objects of aesthetic pride were forgotten. Elsewhere, tracks flow through immutable mountain passes.

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