David Plowden's quote about his photography: It seems I have made a career of being one step ahead of the wrecking ball. I have been beset with a sense of urgency to record those parts of our heritage which seem to be receding as quickly as the view from the rear of a speeding train. I fear that we are eradicating the evidence of our past accomplishments so quickly that in time we may well lose the sense of who we are.Above quote from: http://people.virginia.edu/~ds8s/david-p/dp-urban.html
David Plowden's Website: http://www.davidplowden.com/
David Plowden - Slide show of 50 images from Requiem for Steam Photographs: http://www.davidplowden.com/?cat=16
David Plowden - Frequently Asked Questions: http://www.davidplowden.com/?cat=9
Look at the details in the railroad rails and ties! in this Plowden photo: http://people.virginia.edu/~ds8s/david-p/dp30.html
Other non-steam photos by Plowden, Part 1: http://people.virginia.edu/~ds8s/david-p/dp-rural.html
Part 2, "Although I haven't photographed a locomotive since 1963, I have never gotten the railroads out of my system."
My own 'Steam in Winter' photos from Ely, Nevada: http://MoKnowsPhotos.com