Documenting the End of the Age of Steam: Railroad Photography by John Illman


Photographer John C. Illman, (1921-2013) documented the 20th century transition from steam to diesel locomotives. More than 500 of his photographs and several articles were published in books and magazines.

Illman’s railroad photography is at Benton County Museum through August 20, 2016. Please join us for a closing reception 8/20 from 3:00-4:30pm.

Thank you Dick Dorn and Karen Illman Miller for making this exhibition possible.

Enjoy a visit to Oregon’s past AND present! The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 – 4:30. Admission is always free!

Located six miles west of Corvallis on Hwy 20/34, at 1101 Main Street, Philomath, Oregon, the Benton County Historical Society operates the Museum facilities for the preservation of history and culture. Its goal is to preserve the material culture of Benton County, Oregon. It strives to enrich people’s lives through interesting exhibitions and educational programs.

Please call (541) 929-6230 or visit for more information.

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