Tony Reevy is a graduate of North Carolina State University, UNC-Chapel Hill and Miami University. He is a David P. Morgan Award winner (2006) and a Pushcart Prize nominee. His previous publications include poetry, non-fiction and short fiction, including the non-fiction books Ghost Train!, O. Winston Link: Life Along the Line and The Railroad Photography of Jack Delano; the full books of poetry, Soccoro, Old North and Passage; and the poetry chapbooks Green Cove Stop, Magdalena, Lightning in Wartime, and In Mountain Lion Country. Reevy spent much of his childhood in Socorro, New Mexico. He resides in Durham, North Carolina with wife, Caroline Weaver, and children Lindley and Ian. 



Article in The Atlantic, A Gorgeous Photographic Elegy to the Last Great Steam Train, by Rebecca J. Rosen

When Steam Locomotion Ground to a Halt, by Matt McCann in the New York Times photo blog about Life Along the Line

The book was also featured in the NY Times as a recommended holiday book for 2012 by Dwight Garner

CNN Photo Blog

The Washington Post featured Life Along the Line in a full page review,.

Life Along the Line is also featured in the Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, and other papers.


Tony’s newest poetry publication is a full length book of poetry Soccoro available on from the publisher Iris Press and in local bookstores.


Soccoro, Oak Ridge, TN: Iris Press, 2017.

Passage, Oak Ridge, TN: Iris Press, 2015.

Old North, Oak Ridge, TN: Iris Press, 2013.


In Mountain Lion Country (poetry chapbook), Columbus, Ohio: Pudding House Publications, 2009.

Lightning in Wartime (poetry chapbook), Georgetown, Kentucky: Finishing Line Press, fall 2007.

Magdalena. Columbus, Ohio: Pudding House Publications, 2004.

Green Cove Stop. Cincinnati, Ohio: Finishing Line Press, 2002.


Tony has published five books and over 40 non-fiction articles and reviews, concerning six main topics: American railroads, supernatural folklore, railroad-subject photography, North Carolina music, and reviews of railroad-subject books. He serves as an advisory editor of the journal Railroad History. His interest in railroad history led him to co-found the Norfolk & Southern Historical Society, where he serves as a Board member and corporate Secretary; he prepared the Society’s successful 501c3 application. Tony’s article on Lucius Beebe, with Dan Cupper, won the 2006 David P. Morgan Award. Tony has read from his book, Ghost Train!, about twenty times since 1999, and also has given a number of presentations about railroad history and railroad-subject photography. 

Latest Book - The Railroad Photography of Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg

Bon vivant, railroad historian, photographer, pioneering food critic, chronicler of New York’s café society, and noted newspaperman, Lucius Beebe (1902–1966) was an American original. In 1938, with the publication of High Iron: A Book of Trains, he transformed the world of railroad-subject photography forever by inventing the railroad picture book genre. In 1940, he met creative and life partner Charles Clegg (1916–1979), also a talented photographer. Beebe and Clegg produced an outstanding and diverse portfolio of mid-twentieth century railroad-subject photographs. Beebe, sometimes with Clegg, also authored about forty books, including many focused on railroads and railroading.

The Railroad Photography of Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg brings their incredible story and best photographic work together. Providing an extensive biographic introduction to Beebe and Clegg, author Tony Reevy presents a multi-faceted view of the railroad industry that will appeal to rail enthusiasts as well as those interested in American food culture, the history of New York City, and LGBT studies. The Railroad Photography of Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg is an indispensable history to the work of two men who forever changed the way we see and experience American railroads.