Scott Lothes 216 pages hardcover
The Railroad Photography of Donald W. Furler
showcases the black-and-white imagery of a master of the craft. Furler
(1917-1994) grew up in New Jersey and helped pioneer the "action shot"
to show trains at speed. He faithfully and dramatically documented the
final decade of steam operations in the northeastern United States with
technically-superior and often creative images portraying the trains in
their environments. While his work appeared frequently in early issues
Trains magazine in the 1940s and 1950s, it has rarely been seen
since. As someone who helped write the rules for railroad action
photography, an examination of Furler's photography is long overdue.