Diesel  Locomotive Paintings

Here are a few  of my paintings of colorful first generation diesel locomotives as they looked in the 1950s and 1960s.

Autumn on the Reading   Oil painting on stretched canvas, 18 x24 inches.

Deep in the wilds of Pennsylvania, fast moving Reading F units lean into a curve.

railroad train painting Southern Pacific

The Prospector    Oil painting on canvas  At Winter Park, Colorado, A Rio Grande Alco PA  emerges from the West Portal of the Moffat Tunnel with a short passenger train, the Prospector.   

painting railroad freight train Reading

Running Extra   A fast moving Frisco freight kicks up the dust at a rural crossing.   Oil painting on archival canvas panel.   This painting was selected for inclusion in  the 2016 Annual Exhibition of the Association of American Railway Artists at the Springs Preserve in Las Vegas, NV.

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railroad locomotive painting Santa Fe passenger train

Erie Lackawanna Holiday.  With the decline of passenger service, the EL put its big E units into freight service.   Here, along the Southern Tier of New York State, EL units roll though freshly fallen snow in the cold light of a winter afternoon.  Oil painting on archival canvas panel.

The Survivor.   Oil painting on archival canvas panel.  Last of its class on this road, the rugged F unit labors on.

railroad train painting
diesel railroad locomotive painting

Two Minutes Late.   Oil painting on canvas  18x 24 inches An A-B set of Pennsylvania Railroad E-8s leads a late running passenger train.   Delayed for the loading of extra Railway Express packages, the engineer is planning to make up the time quickly.

railroad locomotive painting Frisco

July 1966.  Oil painting on Canvas    Its midsummer, and we are trackside at Holbrook Arizona.  A headlight appears in the distance, and a flash of red and silver roars past. Children cover their ears.   A sack of mail is snatched by the RPO car and the train is past in an instant..

Pennsylvania Railroad passenger train painting


Painting diesel railroad locomotive

Six Axles on the Desert   Oil painting on stretched canvas  18 x 24 inches.

Southern Pacific SD units in the Black Widow paint scheme have a good roll on a heavy train.