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View Resource Milwaukee Interurban President's Car (editor's title)
President's Car, Milwaukee Interurban

Portrait of an elegant passenger car made by the St. Louis Car Company in 1904 for The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Company for use by TMER&L president, John I. Beggs. The transoms were made of leaded glass panels, with some evidence of beveling. Panels between windows were detailed and the wooden wainscot is ornamented. The car was made of wood inside and outside, but the interior woods...

View Resource Illinois Central / Roundhouse, Carbondale, Illinois
Morning sun in the roundhouse

"Intense light beams from outside the roundhouse stream through a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows, flooding the darkened interior space. The light coming through the windows reveals a locomotive at rest in the darkened interior space, where the light filters through a cloud of steam." Curtis L. Carter, (former) director of the Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, in an essay in the...

View Resource Burlington Coal Train near Ziegler
Steam locomotive in Southern Illinois

Burlington Route's Mikado, no. 4997, in Southern Illinois at the end of December 1958, pulling a coal train. A three-quarter view from the tender to the front of the locomotive, which spews a characteristic plume of vapor for cold day. Dry grasses appear in the foreground. CB&Q concentrated its steam locomotives in the southern Illinois coal fields at this period, when it was nearing the end of...

View Resource Heading into Roanoke Station
Norfolk & Western Roanoke

An eastbound, streamlined Norfolk & Western passenger train enters the station, just west of the Jefferson Street crossing in Roanoke, Virginia. A water spout and signals frame the locomotive, with commercial structures in the background. Published in "Railroad Heritage" No. 15, 2005, page 3. Lacking bright light and being confined to a gray sky, Rose found a way to frame the picture so that it...

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 the...

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