R&LHS Announces Grant Award Winners

The Center for Railroad Photography and Art has received a research grant from the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society that the center will use to continue a program to bring railroad photographs to a broader audience.

The $2,500 grant was awarded through the William D. Middleton Research Fellowship and follows up on earlier funding provided last year for the research and curation efforts on the project, known as After Promontory: 150 Years of Transcontinental Railroading.

The Center, based in Madison, Wisconsin, is seeking to expand its traveling exhibition and related programming.

The R&LHS also announced that author Tony Reevy of Durham, North Carolina, won the John H. White, Jr. Research Fellowship of $2,250 to be used for researching material for a book on the railroad photography of the late Philip R. Hastings that is expected to be released in fall 2022.

Durham has a contract with Indiana University Press to publish the book, which will feature the best of Hastings’ photography that has never been published.

In a news release announcing the awarding of the grant, R&LHS noted that Hastings is the most notable American railroad-subject photographer of the mid-20th century who has not yet been profiled in a book.

Reevy, who is director of development for North Carolina State University’s Institute for Emerging Issues, has published books titled O. Winston Link: Life Along the Line – A Photographic Portrait of America’s Last Great Steam Railroad (Abrams, 2012) and The Railroad Photography of Jack Delano (Indiana University Press, 2015).

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