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Amtrak's St. Clair Making a Night Stop in Niles, Michigan (editor's title)

Amtrak at Niles, MI
Amtrak's St. Clair passenger train making a night-time stop at the former Michigan Central depot in Niles, Michigan, December 1971. The train is traveling on Penn Central tracks. The photographer used eighteen flashbulbs to illuminate the scene, which includes several college students traveling for the winter holidays. In 2008, this photograph was selected as one of the "100 Greatest Railroad Photographs" published in Trains magazine.
Source Mel Patrick, Denver Colorado
Coverage Spatial, Niles, Michigan; Temporal, December 1971
Rights Mel Patrick
Date Created 1971
Resource Type
Extent 6 cm x 9 cm
Depicted Railroad
Location Niles, Michigan
Creator Description Mel Patrick grew up in the Midwest but now lives in Colorado. His photography spans five decades and is characterized by its creativity and innovation. Mel is a past winner of the Trains magazine photography contest, has exhibited photographs in fine art galleries and museums across the country, and has sold his work as art posters. His multimedia slideshow, "Chicago Union Station," broke new ground in 1969, and he continues to inspire new generations of railroad photographers with digital slideshows. Mel assists the Center for Railroad Photography & Art with its photography contests and digital archives.
Collection Mel Patrick Collection
Train Name St. Clair
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