Jim Shaughnessy is one of the most influential forces that reshaped American railroad photography in the 1950s. He started shooting trains and the railroad environment in 1946 and is still active today. Shaughnessy’s work has appeared in over 100 books and has been featured in Trains, Railroad, Railfan and Classic Trains. He authored the seminal works Delaware & Hudson (1967) and The Rutland Road (1964), which remain in print. He was awarded a lifetime achievement award for photography from the Railway and Locomotive Historical Society in 1987.