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Train Hobby Related Artwork
Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Sunday, April 23, 2023 3:56 PM

Many of us who enjoy any part of the hobby that includes one of the many aspects of trains have artwork that compliments our collection, or layout. Consider the things that you see in photos in hobby magazines of things hanging on the walls of a train room or a layout room or any room of the house for that matter.

I have a number of prints and calendars hanging in the train room. I have always loved the calendar art that Griff Teller did for the Pennsylvania Railroad.  When I was a child my Dad would bring home  calendars from the Milwaukee Road or the Pennsylvania Railroad.  He worked in the main Post Office in Chicago where they were passed out.

As an adult I decided that I would frame a calendar from The Pennsy and hang it in my workroom.  I found quite a few of those calendars stashed in the attic of my parents' home. I discovered that Frank Hare of the Iron Horse Hobby Shop (and Editor/Publisher of the "The Collector" - the publication of the American Flyer Collectors Club) had reproduced The Teller Pennsylvania Calendars.  I was hooked.  I'm not sure that I have all of them, but I know I have a lot of both original calendar prints and the reproductions.

As an adult I also contacted Mr. Teller to see if I could commision a painting.  Financially it was the wrong time of my life to afford an original.  Some 20 odd years ago I added owning a Grif Teller original painting to my collection as a goal on my bucket list.

In the last few weeks I discovered a Teller going to auction. It wasn't one that had a train in it but it is a beautiful example of his work.  I was the winner of the auction and it arrived yesterday. 

It is untitled but it is dated 1960 and on the back it indicates it is from Lafayette N.J. One item off the bucket list.

What artwork, calendars, signs or other memoribilia do you have hanging on your walls?

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Posted by fifedog on Monday, April 24, 2023 5:44 AM

Nice Grif grab, Northwoods. YesCool I enjoyed reading Crossroads of Commerce. And interesting thread you've started.

This is the "jewel" of my collection. Keystone Viaduct by the late Charlie Amos.

Then I have Cumberland Crossing by Robert West.

The Royal Blue by M.F. Katowski.

A Pennsy E-44 by Peter Lerro.

A nice print of The Trough by unkown artist.

And lastly, a nice watercolor print of a Chessie caboose, by Saul W. ???

 

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Posted by mersenne6 on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 12:45 PM

Here's mine - Ted Rose watercolor - State Line Tower

  Whenever I look at this picture, even on the hottest days, I feel cold.  I can feel the wind driven snow from #757 slapping against my face and smell odors of hot oil, steam and coal smoke and I brace myself for the blast when that fast approaching train storms past my position out on the tower platform.

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Thursday, April 27, 2023 2:17 PM

fife and mersenne 6,

Those pieces of artwork look great. I think it is nice to look at images of trains and related things while enjoying a train room.

We had Milwaukee Road calendars hanging in our kitchen for many years. As a child I would rip each sheet off and then use the back for scrap paper when doing math homework.  If only I had those calendars now I could finance a few Prewar Flyer purchases.

                           

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