Painting diesel railroad locomotive

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.

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.

painting railroad freight train Reading

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.

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..

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 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.   

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

Diesel  Locomotive Paintings

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

railroad train painting Southern Pacific


Pennsylvania Railroad passenger train painting

Everywhere   A Silver Burlington E-8 rests in Chicago.   Oil on archival canvas panel  16x 22 inches..

railroad train painting

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diesel railroad locomotive painting

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