Railroad Noir : The American West at the End of the Twentieth Century, Hardback Book

Railroad Noir : The American West at the End of the Twentieth Century Hardback

Part of the Railroads Past and Present series

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Culled from the 20 years she spent traveling the American West as a freight brakeman and conductor, Linda Grant Niemann's Railroad Noir delves into the darker side of railroading.

The 1990s were a time of crisis for workers caught in the breakup of the Southern Pacific Railroad.

Niemann's tales of exhaustion, alcoholism, homelessness, and corporate blundering present a revelatory account of railroading life.

Photographer Joel Jensen realizes Niemann's vision of the working West with images of cowboy bars, blue motels, and railroaders working in electrical storms, white-outs, and desert heat waves.

The result is an honest, gritty, and striking collaboration.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 168 pages, 23 color illus., 17 b&w illus., 1 map
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
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  • Category: Humamities
  • ISBN: 9780253354464

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