Like Father, Like Daughter

The person I’m currently helping is, interestingly, my late father, Wallace W. Abbey. Dad was one of those fortunate few whose entire career was based on his passion—railroads. After he retired, he worked on several book projects, publishing one but leaving others unfinished. After a long battle with Alzheimer’s, Dad passed away in 2014.  …

A Life in Railroad Photography

Dad’s largely black-and-white railroad negatives totaled thirty-five thousand. Wanting them in the right hands, my family donated the collection to the Railroad Heritage Archive of the Center for Railroad Photography & Art. The Abbey family made a great choice. The Center is archivally preserving Dad’s collection and is promoting it through both a lovely coffee-table…