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Flanged Wheel on Steel Rail

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Flanged wheel on steel rail
Closeup view of steel meeting steel, with a section of the journal box on the upper left and a well lighted section of the ballast, probably taken the Detroit, Toledo & Ironton yard at Flat Rock, Michigan, 24.9 miles south of Detroit. The photographer's decision to show only a small segment of each element and his use of light give the image dramatic composition.
Source Peaker Services Inc. 1993; Railroad Heritage No. 12, 2004 p. 6
Coverage spatial: probably Flat Rock, Michigan; temporal, published in 1993 calendar
Rights Center for Railroad Photography & Art
Date Created c1990
Resource Type
Extent 8 by 10 in.
Depicted Railroad
Location Probably Flat Rock, Michigan
Image Type Close-up
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
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