Yesterday's Trains Across the Commonwealth by Dale W. Diacont
Yesterday’s Trains Across the Commonwealth is a truly different book focusing primarily on Virginia’s more obscure railroad operations that are now either defunct or integrated into larger, less colorful operations. Most of all, Yesterday’s Trains is a railroader’s narrative in which you’ll ride the end of a boxcar with a trainman, OS a passing train from a now-abandoned depot, and mill about the hostler’s track with simmering steam locomotives. Working on one of Virginia’s railroads for over forty years has given the author a ringside seat from which to share.
Illustrated in the seemingly lost art of black and white, Yesterday’s Trains is also a photographer’s book. Its horizontal pages include over 100 photographs, of which thirty are full page. An array of accomplished photographers helped the author complete his coverage.
Don’t be left trackside, get on board Yesterday’s Trains Across the Commonwealth!
Hardback, 8 1/2 inches x 11 inches, 128 pages, over 100 black and white photographs, printed in the USA.