Saturday, May 28, 2016

Tri-State Meeting June 9, 2016 - LIRR Freight Department - Morristown, NJ

The LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD’s Freight Department by Gene Collora

Thursday, June 9, 7:00 PM at the Bickford Theater of the Morris Museum; 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ 07960.

Gene Collora is a lifelong railroad photographer and a 38-year veteran of the Long Island Rail Road. Specializing in large-format black and white photography, Collora’s images have been universally praised for their superb quality and composition.
Collora has combined his skills in photography with his Long Island Rail Road career to bring us this unique presentation on the LIRR’s often-forgotten freight operations. Gene’s photos from the 1960s and 1970s will showcase the LIRR’s complex blend of passenger and freight operations. For example, passenger locomotives sometimes moved freight in between morning and evening rush hour!
Collora’s work has been featured in multiple articles, books, and other railroad publications over the past several decades, and he has recently written two of his own photo books for The Garbely Publishing Company. These limited edition hardcover books will be available for sale at the presentation for $40 each.
As always, attendance is free, and all are welcome! The flier is available on our website: