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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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trains ships planes Railroad Ship Airplane paintings by Chris Jenkins