My father, Al Arnold, had a lifelong love affair with trains. From his travels in the 1930s selling Carnation Milk all over New England to his role as purchasing agent for the Worcester, MA Telegram and Gazette, he watched the railroad and always had a camera close at hand. He was a very accomplished photographer with a natural sense of composition. Locomotives were his favorite subjects and he often presented them in a majestic way, emphasizing their size and power. In many instances, he used the available light to present them as if they were huge, animated pieces of sculpture. This gallery is a sampler of previously unpublished images from the B&M and the B&A, near the height of classic steam in New England.

Bob Arnold  |  Sturbridge, MA