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RAILROADS IN PHOTOS AND PAINTING

 
 
Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 05:20 pm
Photos and paintings of railroad stock is another of the things Im interested in. One of my favorite artists is the late Ted Rose who painted several classics for the Santa fe and the Union Pacific. He also did hundreds of watercolors of freight stations and caboose. If you have any photos or paintings of this subject,please share them.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 05:25 pm
@farmerman,
http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/attachments/open-discussion/27217d1227743636-trimarans-space-horse-train-alex-colville-1954.jpg

Horse and Train - Alex Coleville

The painting "Horse and Train" (1954), was inspired by two lines from the poet Roy Campbell:
Against a regiment I oppose a brain
And a dark horse against an armored train.

Horse and Train is a part of the Art Gallery of Hamilton's permanent collection; Dominion Foundries and Steel, Ltd. (Dofasco Inc) donated the painting in 1957.

Horse and Train appears on the cover of the album Night Vision by Bruce Cockburn.

Alex Colville and his painting Horse and Train are mentioned in the introduction (and in the story itself) of Nova Scotia fiction writer Barry Wood's short story Nowhere to Go published in England's Postscripts #14 in 2008.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 05:29 pm
@djjd62,
neeet!. Heres a print from Ted Rose that was used in the East Broad Top Restoration Project.     http://www.febt.org/Images/2006.jpg
farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 05:31 pm
@djjd62,
That recalls the discussion for the animal that would be selected as the nationqal symbol Franklin wanted a turkey and I believe it was T R who said that "an eagle on a railroad track will just fly away at the sight of an approaching train. A Crawfish, will stand up and spread its claws to do battle"
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 05:33 pm
@farmerman,
watched a very interesting documentary on The Flying Scotsman

http://www.32g.co.uk/dayrtn/artwork/2005/day_05_002.jpg

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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 05:34 pm
@farmerman,
Edward Hopper is study of the social and moral infrastructure of the railroad.
http://k-punk.abstractdynamics.org/archives/edward-hopper-house-by-railroad.jpg
http://i47.tinypic.com/359h1xl.jpg
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 05:35 pm
My sixth grade teacher took an interest in me as a budding young artist. (Somewhere, I went wrong). He won a prize with a wonderful watercolor of a boxcar. I would give anything to have an image of it now.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 05:36 pm
@edgarblythe,
Was it one of those boxcars made of t&g slatting?. We have several being restored at the Pa RR museum in STrasburg .
djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 05:37 pm
@tsarstepan,
common sight on the canadian prairies
http://www.stockphotopro.com/photo-thumbs-2/stockphotopro_58876WRP_no_title.jpg
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 05:37 pm
http://wigwags.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/dewitt_clinton.jpg
de Witt Clinton
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 05:38 pm
@djjd62,
I remember that painting.. (the horse one)


I saved an approaching train photo in my "triggers" file for years. But I bet I cleared it out recently, thinking "I'll never paint that". On top of it, I don't even know where the file binder is right now. Alert! Woman has too much damned stuff.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 05:38 pm
@farmerman,
I don't believe so.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 05:44 pm
http://i50.tinypic.com/20gzlfb.jpg
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 05:48 pm
love railway logos, especially this one

http://wearpower.com/images/axis/items/chessie_system-full.jpg

years ago there was this sunday morning radio show from detroit that pitted 4 university professors from around michigan to answer really offbeat questions

one time they had to come up with as many nicknames for the railroad companies as they could, it was a crazy show, they got tons of them but the only one i can remember was the the one for the Baltimore & Ohio (the B & O) it's nickname was the Broke & Owning
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 05:49 pm
@djjd62,
I have a lapel pin of that..

which reminds me, I've a couple of others.
Intrepid
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 05:56 pm
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:

Was it one of those boxcars made of t&g slatting?. We have several being restored at the Pa RR museum in STrasburg .


I visited there and loved it. I have collected all manner of train type things and am enjoying this thread.

Thanks, Farmerman.


Another Hamilton train
http://www.doorsopenhamilton.ca/photo_westfield_train.jpg
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 06:02 pm
@ossobuco,
me too
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 06:08 pm
http://www.danielgreeneartist.com/catalogs/galleryhenoch1994.jpg
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 06:09 pm
a few years back the Toledo Ohio PBS station showed train documentaries on sunday afternoons, very interesting stuff, wish i'd got the names so i could try and find them again
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Swimpy
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 06:10 pm
@farmerman,
My great granddad was a section boss for the Old Milwaukee Road.

http://www.oldmilwaukeeroad.com/content/Extras/PC/Images/Hiawatha/Hi_2_700x461.jpg
 

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