A detail of Winston Link's magnificent night photograph of the Norfolk and Western Railroad's 261. This section of the locomotive is almost twice the height of the people standing next to it (who, in the original complete photograph, appear on either side of this detail). Compare this locomotive's exposed cylinders, piping, compressors, cowcatcher to British locomotives.


Link, O. Winston, and Thomas H. Garver. The Last Steam Railroad in America. New York: Abrams, 1995.

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