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Colour photograph taken by Ian Logan in the 1970s of a Penn Central diesel locomotive in the West 60th Street yard in Manhattan.

Talking Trains This Weekend

Ian Logan and Jonathan Glancey are talking trains this weekend. They are putting on a double act in Madison, Wisconsin, telling the story behind their new book Logomotive. What took them to Grand Central Terminal or the West 60th Street freight yard? What foot plates did they ride?

Most people arriving in New York might want to visit Central Park or the Museum of Modern Art, but Ian Logan and Jonathan Glancey had other sights in mind, other experiences to anticipate.

If you want to know what curious passion drove them, register free for Virtual Conversations 2021 at the Center for Railroad Photography & Art in Madison, Wisonsin. The Center, known for publishing and exhibiting the very best of railway photography, are holding an all-day conference on Saturday 10th April. Ian Logan and Jonathan Glancey are booked to speak on The Story Behind the Book: Logomotive: Railroad Graphics and the American Dream at 10.30 a.m. CDT (US Central Daylight Time), 4.30 p.m. BST (British Summer Time).

In this live presentation, Ian Logan explains how his 50-year love affair with trains has culminated in a book celebrating every aspect of American railroad iconography and design. Jonathan Glancey, playing fireman to Ian’s engineer, reveals his own fascination with trains, their looks, their sounds and their habitat – stations, freight yards, viaducts, distant hills and engine sheds. Together Logan and Glancey uncover the history of the American railroads and how their services were created and sold to the public over the generations.

Colour portraits of Ian Logan and Jonathan Glancey are superimposed on the cover of their book Logomotive.
Ian Logan and Jonathan Glancey stand ready to present their book.

To hear their talk and see 100 railroad illustrations, both published and unpublished, register here.

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