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This past week I published a book! The one I planned to do through blurb.com: “Love Letter to the Railroad Yards.” The 30 or so photographs featured in the book came from my 1976-77 images of the yards in Denver, done with B&W infrared film (no longer made by Kodak). As I noted before, I […]

I’ve been pulling out my old photos of the yards from 1976-1978. Not documentation per se, but an artistic treatment of the area, trying to find beauty in a fairly utilitarian, often ugly place. Watching a coal train the other day make its way on the mainline through the Central Platte Valley, eclipsed and dwarfed […]

OK, so why did I do this project in the first place? I had already been photographing the railroad yards in Denver, 1976-78. Yes, the “Central Platte Valley,” the current location of Elitch’s, the Pepsi Center, Confluence Park, etc. Once called “Rice Yard,” owned by the Colorado and Southern Railroad (taken over by the Burlington […]