View Full Version : David Plowden Railroad Photo Show Milwaukee

11-09-2011, 08:23 AM

Milwaukee School of Engineering. Ends December 11. I haven't seen it. Just found a mention of it looking at an old newspaper.

11-09-2011, 09:31 AM
A mentor of mine studied under him when he was a professor in Baltimore I believe back in the '70s.

Jeff Kubach
11-09-2011, 09:54 AM
I love those old trains.


11-09-2011, 10:06 AM
I've met with Plowden twice in Chicago. I mostly photo trains, but do it at night a lot big flash. Plowden signed his latest book for me, "Requiem for Steam," and wrote a nice paragraph to me. He was once an assistant to O.W. Link, and I jokingly asked him to sign, "David Plowden, former assistant to O.W. Link." He got a big kick out of that! I'm seriously thinking of catching him in Chicago again and offer to hire him to assist me in taking some of my night shots. I'll ask him if he has any experience shooting trains at night with a 4x5. :D

Kent in SD

John McCallum
11-09-2011, 03:22 PM
That looks like a show worth catching.

Mark Fisher
11-09-2011, 08:20 PM
Went to school there in the 80's and I like photographing any old mechanical things.....gotta find an excuse to go up there.