Railroading: the Hardware, the Landscape, and the People

Arts & Museum Exhibits

November 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021

Exchange Arts


Railroading: the Hardware, the Landscape, and the People

Bloomsburg Public Library -- 225 Market Street, Bloomsburg, Pa.

November-December, 2021

From Oren's Bio: "Born in the Bronx in 1965, Oren B. Helbok missed the age of steam on our nation’s railroads, but that doesn’t stop him from trying to relive it where and when possible.  Although he ran away from a steam locomotive the first time he saw one, at age 2, he quickly reversed course, and since 1972 he has photographed and ridden steam trains from approximately coast to coast."

Oren's photography captures the exciting world of railroading and brings the viewer right into the scene! Oren describes the theme of his work "railroading encompasses three major themes: first, the landscape, and by that I mean everything surrounding the railroad, from towns and countryside to the weather; second, the hardware – the tracks, signals, locomotives, and cars themselves; and third, the people who bring the trains to life." And you will find that his photography brings these aspects of railroading to life for the viewer.

View an exhibit of Oren's photographs at the Bloomsburg Public Library.

Read more about Oren and his work on his website, Where Steam Lives.











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