POWERFUL ART HERE!!!
UPDATE: This post is written by Marti Webb Slay from Alabama NewsCenter. Learn more at: http://alabamanewscenter.com/
Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay once said, “There isn’t a train I wouldn’t take.”
Ken Boyd, environmental specialist for Southern Company in Birmingham, might amend that to say, “There isn’t a train I wouldn’t photograph.”
He has amassed over 400 images of locomotives from across North America and some from Europe, and 188 of those have been published in “The Art of the Locomotive,” a coffee-table book containing pictures of steam, diesel and electric locomotives.
For a book filled with still images, it is a powerful and moving depiction of the history and technology of the locomotive.
“I’ve always been interested in photography,” Boyd explained, “particularly historical subjects and nostalgic imagery. I started photographing trains where Birmingham’s…
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