A Memory of Trains: The Boll Weevil & Others

A Memory of Trains: The Boll Weevil & Others

Louis D. Rubin Jr. / Apr 22, 2021

A Memory of Trains The Boll Weevil Others This is the way that Louis D Rubin Jr remembers steam railroading during the days when trains were still the dominant mode of American intercity travel In the years after the Second World War as a y

  • Title: A Memory of Trains: The Boll Weevil & Others
  • Author: Louis D. Rubin Jr.
  • ISBN: 9781570033827
  • Page: 404
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This is the way that Louis D Rubin, Jr remembers steam railroading during the days when trains were still the dominant mode of American intercity travel In the years after the Second World War, as a young newspaperman, he spent much of his time riding and photographing trains It was a time when coal powered Iron Horses were giving way to diesel electric locomotives.RaThis is the way that Louis D Rubin, Jr remembers steam railroading during the days when trains were still the dominant mode of American intercity travel In the years after the Second World War, as a young newspaperman, he spent much of his time riding and photographing trains It was a time when coal powered Iron Horses were giving way to diesel electric locomotives.Railfans and general readers alike will enjoy this memoir featuring than one hundred of Rubin s photographs This account tells of the role that railroads and railroading played in his life as a child and youth and as an adult in search of a vocation.Rubin began his lifelong engagement with trains in the Carolinas and Virginia, then journeyed westward to the Appalachians, northward to Maryland, New Jersey, and the Northeast, and then into the Deep South, the Midwest, and the Far West The text and photographs of A Memory of Trains recount that journey.There was one train that Rubin had yet to travel aboard or photograph the Boll Weevil, which made the Hamlet to Charleston run during his childhood His account of the day he finally arrived at the station in Hamlet to ride it and his exploration of what the little train meant for him constitute a poignant episode in this memoir of railroads and railroading.

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    About "Louis D. Rubin Jr."

      • Louis D. Rubin Jr.

        Louis Decimus Rubin Jr was born into a Jewish family in Charleston, South Carolina, on November 19, 1923 He studied for two years at the College of Charleston, served in the Army during World War II 1939 1945 , and earned a BA in history at the University of Richmond Louis D Rubin is a writer, editor, publisher, educator, and literary critic, and perhaps the person most responsible for the emergence of southern literature as a field of scholarly inquiry He served on the faculty of Hollins College now Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia He coedited Southern Renascence, an important compilation of southern studies founded the journal Hollins Critic established the Southern Literary Studies series at the Louisiana State University Press cofounded the Southern Literary Journal cofounded Algonquin Books, a literary press that showcases emerging southern writers and promoted the early work of important southern writers, including Clyde Edgerton, John Barth, and Virginia writers Lee Smith and Annie Dillard.


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    1. A fantastic book for anyone interested in trains, the south, or writing - or all three. Rubin is an excellent writer and his memories of life in the South and other area have a wistful and joyful feel at the same time. I am especially partial to the stories of the trains through Charleston, like the Boll Weevil, which I never got to see in action although I remember the tracks well. Additionally the photos that Rubin includes are not published anywhere else and provide a personal glimpse into a [...]


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