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Steam Railroading & Silent Movies

posted by Engineman Preserved Wook

[Helen Holmes being NOT thrown to her death again, in Episode 13, 1915.]The Hazards of Helen, Episode 13, 1915 -- 082213

Early cinema art and railroad settings were a natural combination as shown by these two links to a couple of silent black-and-white two-reelers.

First is Hazards of Helen, Episode 26 …”We All Smoke!”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLr3ZgtHEuk

&

Oh, Christ…Our Gang playing in…the RR yards…1924!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCdABdHje3M

The Hazards of Helen film evidently involved motive (more…)

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by Engineman Wook

She does not do much of it, but Diane Krouse’s locomotive painting is fine art to a singular degree:

http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/diane-krouse.html?page=1

 

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by Engineman Wook

Brian Ambrose:
http://PNWR.QStation.org
 
Chuck Donaldson:
http://PNWR.QStation.org
 
Dan Schwanz:
http://w3.gorge.net/schwanz/
 
Don Bowen:
http://www.donsdarkroom.com/
 
Don Winslow:
http://www.donwinslow.net/
 
Jacob Klatt:
http://www.jkchubbes.com/
 
Jeff Bass:
http://www.theimagegateway.com/site2/default.asp
 
Joel Ashcroft:
http://spcascades.railfan.net/
 
Keith Burgess:
http://www.pbase.com/tissot/railroad
 
Marlin Thorman:
http://westernrailroads.com/
 
Paul Petersen:
http://peterzpicts.smugmug.com/Trains
 
Robert Morris:
http://www.snowcrest.net/photobob/
 
Robert Scott:
http://www.pbase.com/foamersnw
 
Steve Eshom:
http://www.steveeshom.com/
 
Steve Sloan:
http://sloanfamily.blogspot.com/
 
Swami:
http://www.pbase.com/swami

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by Bodwyn Wook

This shadowy and cathedral-lighted image of the parked Union Pacific “Challenger” 3982 & “Big Boy” 4003 is by Joe G Collias…I think.  I use it as a screensaver and copped it at steamlocomotive.com.  All that is missing is the tuxedo roundhouse cat, Mr Tim Bob!  My pop carried me on his shoulders once in 1952 or so through such a place in (more…)

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Fine Art

by Engineman Wook

This image of a Union Pacific poster, apparently from the 1940s, is one of the few examples of American railroad fine art I’ve snared in the web yet.  It is full of the influence of Edward Hopper, an American painter of the same era.  As I am a fanatic devotee of both Hopper and the chiaroscuro of Italian and French baroque painting of three hundred and fifty or so years before Hopper, I can see that this, too, is great art.

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Icons

by Engineman Wook

Icons in religion offer, specifically, a look into the other World; in like fashion, these images offer particular and yet abstract glimpses of, specifically, the late-modern World, now wholly other and wholly at an end:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(all photos shown are by an anonymous Lima Locomotive Works photographer of the 1940s, of the C&O 2-6-6-6 Allegheny steam locomotive under construction down in Ohio, and they are from The AlleghenyLima’s Finest, by Eugene L Huddleston, Thomas W Dixon, Jr [Hundman Publishing, 1984] LC #84-80616)

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http://georgebarr.blogspot.com/2007_01_01_archive.html

George Barr is a photographer who brings fine art values to the work.  This is clear from his interpretation of the light and shade, and sheen and mass, of the steel drivers and rods in the picture above.

More of Barr’s work may be seen in his web log:

http://georgebarr.blogspot.com/

Another artist of steam locomotive photography is Wayne Leeman:

https://enginemanwook.wordpress.com/2009/12/07/some-artists-of-steam/

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