Saturday, September 21, 2013
oil on panel, 2013
5" x 7" (12.7cm x 17.78cm)
Number six in my New Locomotive Series.
Years of service shows on this old Norfolk Southern locomotive, its low number 2550, tells how long it has been around. It is beat up, rusted and has faded worn paint. No glamour here.
Norfolk Southern bills itself as "The Thoroughbred of Transportation" and this locomotive has earned its reputation as a thoroughbred as well as a work horse. NS locomotives are often called "catfish" by railfans since the stripes resemble catfish whiskers.(6,245)