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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Arthur Detmers Dubin  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1923 in Chicago, Illinois

-- Arthur Detmers Dubin on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Arthur Dubin lived most of his life in Highland Park, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Arthur Detmers Dubin was born in 1923 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of noted architect, Henry Dubin.Arthur's desire to become an architect developed early, during his high school years. He began his architectural education at the University of Michigan in 1941 but was interrupted by World War II, and he served with distinction in the U.S. Army until 1946. After completing his studies in 1949, Dubin joined his father's and uncle's firm, Dubin and Dubin, as a second–generation architect in a Chicago family firm. The leadership of the firm soon passed to Arthur and his brother, Martin David. He was also a prominent Railroad Historian and Arthur's life–long interest in trains and transportation and their implications for architecture is evident in his writings.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Some Classic Trains

Kalmbach Publishing. 1975

More Classic Trains
ISBN: 0916374858

Interurban Press. 1974

Oversize book

Pullman Paint and Lettering Notebook: A Guide to the Colors Used on Pullman Cars Form 1933 to 1969 (Railroad Reference Series)
ISBN: 0890242917

Kalmbach Pub Co. 1997

A valuable reference for any serious modeler! Detailed Pullman car paint schemes can help you add realism and accurate color to your passenger cars and matching locomotives. The history of Pullman passenger cars is as much a story of the colorful streamliners that pulled them through the 1930s through the 1960s. Follow the fascinating developments during these years with an inside look at the working notebooks of Pullman's Senior Inspectors. Includes historical photos, color samples, and detailed lettering diagrams.