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DBrion
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10 Feb 2018, 05:07 #11

I'm pretty certain Bill Dulmaine also painted an EP5 in Bridgeport, CT.  Beautifully done!
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Joined: 05 Jan 2018, 16:15

10 Feb 2018, 21:25 #12

nhhe52 wrote: How about Bill Dulmaine’s painting of the East Wind being pulled by an I-4 through a Putnam, MA meadow?  It was featured in the Keystone article about the East Wind.

Ed
How about Steve Cryan's  All star lineup at signal bridge 5 Boston and many more Meriden Ct. Wallingford Ct  all with Great locomotives onboard.
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Joined: 30 Nov 2017, 22:13

13 Feb 2018, 15:34 #13

Rockwell actually did a second "railroad" related (though no structures/rolling stock) titled "Snow Train." This appeared on the January 24, 1948 cover of the "Saturday Evening Post." His inspiration for the work came while he was living in Arlington, VT and commuting to NYC. Although initially hopeful, I concluded it was doubtful this was aboard the New Haven given the potential routing. 
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Joined: 30 Nov 2017, 22:13

13 Feb 2018, 16:51 #14

Also, in response to Rockwell's "Boy in the Dining Car", the young man featured is actually Rockwell's son. Even more interesting, Rockwell specifically requested a heavyweight diner (w/ 20th Century equipment being replaced with streamlined equipment in 1938) as he felt it was more aesthetically appealing. The car was staged in Albany for his use. 
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Chris Adams
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14 Feb 2018, 02:28 #15

Quick note with regard to the Fogg painting of the DERS-2b lashup: the location is along Hatch Pond, and you can still see pretty much the same scene today (though you'd have to be out in a boat to get the exact same perspective) but, admittedly, the train is a "fantasy" as TomC rightly points out. IIRC, Pete MacLachlan said that Fogg never visited this site himself, but painted based on photographs taken by an assistant. But none of this info detracts from what is a truly classic NHRR painting.
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Dick Otto
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14 Feb 2018, 19:58 #16

Tom began this thread wondering whether there were any railroad-themed Norman Rockwell paintings.
saying-grace-1951-Norman-Rockwell.jpg Here's "Saying Grace -1951".  What's more railroady than travelers crowded to sup with workmen in the beanery opposite an NYC engine terminal?
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corlissbs
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14 Feb 2018, 21:47 #17

Norman Rockwell painted a Cagney 4-4-0 with a bored engineer waiting for passengers to load in the background.

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rsullivan
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14 Feb 2018, 23:44 #18

corlissbs wrote: Norman Rockwell painted a Cagney 4-4-0 with a bored engineer waiting for passengers to load in the background.

Brad Smith
Mr. Smith. I looked again at what is suppose to be all of Norman Rockwell's paintings, and didn't see the painting with the bored engineer. I did notice one I missed last time I looked through his collection. The painting titled "Rush." It shows a resting (sleeping) man sitting on a trunk with a suitcase and chicken next to him on the trunk. I noticed that his hat resembles my NYNH&H RR Baggage Master hat. I don't know if that style of hat was worn by stage or freight depot personnel, but was definately worn by railroaders. The picture is viewable at: http://totallyhistory.com/wp-content/up ... ckwell.jpg. This and the painting mentioned above that shows the steam locomotive in the window slipped by me the other times I reviewed this site. To be honest, the locomotive is not really easy to see in the thumbnail, but is evident when enlarged. Here is what my NYNH&H RR hat looks like.
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NYNH&H RR "Baggage Master" Wentworth-Foreman Company "Head-Master" brand hat
Richard H. Sullivan, Jr.  member #3967
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Joined: 04 Aug 2017, 21:23

15 Feb 2018, 10:36 #19

Electric Power poster0001.jpg Although RR issued, still great! Location is E/B on Port Chester Curve.
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rfranzosa
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17 Feb 2018, 21:05 #20

NICE!!!

Rick, the other
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