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Seen from inside the firebox, engineer Helmut König lights the fire in a German steam locomotive
Engineer Helmut König lighting the fire in a German steam locomotive, as viewed from inside the firebox at Arnstadt, Germany, on December 18, 1995.
Alternate Title Engineer lighting the fire in a German steam locomotive (editor's title)
Source Axel Zwingenberger, Hamburg, Germany
Coverage Spatial, Arnstadt, Germany; Temporal, December 18, 1995
Rights Axel Zwingenberger
Date Created 1995-12-18
Resource Type
Extent 4 in. x 5 in.
Depicted Railroad
Location Arnstadt, Germany
Depicted Occupation
Creator Description Axel Zwingenberger is a world-renowned boogie-woogie pianist. He was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1955, and after eleven years of conventional piano tutelage, became enamored with American jazz, blues, and boogie-woogie when he first heard it in 1973. Steam locomotives comprise his greatest passion beyond music, and the German reunification in 1990 provided access to the east's remaining steam operations. He photographed them with gusto, and even held benefit concerts to help keep them running. In 2000, he published Vom Zauber der Züge (The Magic of Trains), a 372-page book of his photography.
Collection Axel Zwingenberger Collection
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