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Converging Tracks Near Ann Arbor, Michigan (editor's title)

Converging Tracks Near Ann Arbor, Michigan
Classic perspective view of a shiny pair of railroad tracks disappearing into the distance, flanked by a woods on the left and utility lines on the right. Contrails cross the sky at the upper left. The view is fore-lit though the sky is overcast. While the location is uncertain, it was liked taken near Ann Arbor, Michigan, when the line still had two tracks. Breck took such shots as this at Ann Arbor.
Source Center for Railroad Photography & Art
Coverage Spatial: probably Ann Arbor, Michigan; Temporal, published in 1993 calendar
Rights Center for Railroad Photography & Art
Date Created c1990
Creator
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Extent 8 by 10 in.
Depicted Railroad
Location Probably near Ann Arbor, Michigan
Image Type landscape
Creator Description Samuel L. Breck (1928-2009), who moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1965, produced fourteen calendars from 1985 to 1998 for Peaker Services, Inc., remanufacurers of and maintainers of EMD diesel engines and locomotives. Breck was an independent contractor of Peaker, Brighton, Michigan. A railroad public relations association rejected his photos for a calendar because they were "art," not illustration. He learned photography in the Marine Corps, worked for Grand Trunk Western, and illustrated two small books. He died at North Oaks, Minnesota.
Collection Samuel Breck Collection
Institution
Where Published Appears in Peaker Services Inc. 1993 calendar, and in Railroad Heritage No. 12, 2004 p.7
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