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Railroad Art

Postby falcon012 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:26 pm

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Hello, I am new to the forum. I am an artist specializing in railroad, aviation, space and military subjects. I thought I might share some of my railroad works from time to time. Here is one of my works.

Built in 1938 by the American Locomotive Company (ALCo), the Class E-4 Hudsons were meant to haul the Chicago & North Western Railroad's prestigious "400" trains. They were amongst the biggest Hudson type locomotives built; even larger than the New York Central's famous Hudsons. With six 84" drivers the Class E-4 was built for speed. The locomotives never had the chance to show their stuff on the "400" trains however as they were superseded by the new diesel locomotives that were coming into favor with railroads of the day. They did serve in grand fashion hauling other trains until they eventually were withdrawn from service in 1953. Sadly, all nine of the locomotives in the class met the scrapper's torch.
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Re: Railroad Art

Postby charlie6017 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:10 pm

All I can say is WOW! That is nothing short of outstanding work! :-D

Welcome to the forums and thank you for sharing this with us here online!

Charlie
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Re: Railroad Art

Postby falcon012 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:34 pm

Thank you Charlie.
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