Railroads and rail workers were essential to America’s victory in World War II. In 1942, the Office of War Information issued photographer Jack Delano a new assignment: document “railroads and their place in American life.” During the next several months, Delano captured three thousand images, two-thirds of them in the nation’s rail hub—Chicago. Meet the men and women who hustled on the rails, in the stations, and at the yards. Discover the legacy of Jack Delano’s efforts through the contemporary photographs of his son, Pablo.
Authors: Gary T. Johnson, Jeremi Suri, Pablo Delano, and John Gruber
Contributors: John Gruber, Jack Holzhueter, Scott Lothes
Editor: John Gruber
Hardcover: 199 pages with color and black and white images throughout
Publisher: Center for Railroad Photography & Art 2014