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View Resource "All Aboard" Locomotive Stamp Series (editor's title)
All-Aboard Stamp Series with five locomotives

In August 1999, the U.S. Postal Service issued a set of five 33-cent postage stamps featuring watercolor paintings by Ted Rose. The USPS entitled the stamps "All Aboard! 20th Century American Trains" to "pay tribute to American industry and design, and specifically to the heritage of our railroads." Rose's paintings depict these passenger trains: Congressional, Pennsylvania Railroad, Raymond...

View Resource "Canadian Pacific, London, Ontario"
Canadian Pacific steam

Steam bellows from the stack and cylinders of locomotive 2838 of the Canadian Paciific, partially obscuring a coaling tower. A figure stands on top of the tender. Bright light illuminates the side of the tender and locomotive. Appears in catalog for "Railroads and the American Landscape: Ted Rose Paintings and Photographs," page 18. Rose's remarkable use of steam and light was commented on in...

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View Resource 11: Railroads Turn Up Everywhere, Even on Sheet Music (editor's title)
The Midnight Flyer, sheet music cover

A sheet music cover created for a piano composition by Frederick W. Hager, copyrighted 1903 and published by the E. T. Paull Music Co. of New York City, is indicative of the far reach of railroads in popular culture. The piece was specially composed for and dedicated to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers of America. The title and title-page were suggested by A. C. Traweek, a member of the...

View Resource 32: Railroad Photography and Preservation (editor's title)
Screenshot

Public interest in railroad technology and history has paid dividends in preservation of equipment and buildings. It has also led to some railroads' putting historic equipment into occasional use. This image by prominent art photographer David Plowden is a case in point. At the age of 28, Plowden "undertook [his] second expedition to eastern Canada and Maine, to photograph the very last active...

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View Resource Trains Magazine Staff in Milwaukee Road Baggage Car (editor's title)
<i>Trains</i> magazine staff

The staff of Trains magazine stand inside and in front of a Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad baggage car in 1959. Standing at left is editor David P. Morgan, and publisher A. C. Kalmbach stands at right in front of the baggage car. George Gloff, Gordon Odegard, Ted Rose, and Paul Larson (Model Railroader magazine editor) look out the door. The photo first appeared in the October...

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