Trains Ships Planes     paintings by Chris Jenkins

Seven Mile Bridge    Oil on stretched canvas,   20 x 26 inches.  Before the great hurricane of 1935, when the railroad still ran to Key West, the crossing between Little Duck Key and Knights Key required a bridge of enormous length. 

Autumn Night, Oil on archival canvas panel  20 x 16 inches.

On a haunting fall night, , a Delaware Lackawanna and Western Super Pocono stands on the ready track..

On the High Line   Oil on stretched Canvas   18 x 24 inches..

Some 70 years ago, on the now long abandoned Rio Grande Southern, the Engineer  eases a string of boxcars across a quaking trestle, on the RGS high line.

Steam Locomotives

Roundhouse Steam.  Oil on stretched canvas, 18x 24 inches

Bathed in steam and morning sunlight, a big Berkshire type rolls off the turntable.

Feel the Ground Shake, oil on canvas  18 x 24 inches.


With a combined locomotive and tender weight of nearly 400,000 lbs, this 4-8-4 northern type has no difficulty rolling a freight train that stretches to the horizon.   The fireman leans out over the cab armrest, listening to the sound of steam rushing from the lifting safety valve.