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Portraits of North American Railroads



Welcome to my site!

Please take the time to browse through my selection of photographs that I have taken over the course of the past 15 years. I have lived in several areas around the country and it has given me the opportunity to photograph many railroads in many different locations. I have grouped my photographs by geographical areas, which are easily accessible through the links below. As you will see, I try to take photographs that emphasize the effects of lighting, resulting in many shots that have a sense of depth and atmosphere. In my opinion, lighting is more than having the whole train bathed in sunlight, an attitude that is reflected in the work of one of my favorite rail photographers, Richard Steinheimer. Although the colors of some of these shots are not completely true to the originals due to my slide scanner, I certainly hope that you enjoy my work and if you like any of the shots on this site, I would be glad to hear from you.




Paul B. Larsen, Ph.D.


P.S. These photographs may not be used for any purpose without the permission of the photographer. I would be happy to consider any interest in publishing these and can be contacted at the e-mail address above.


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