Friday, September 17, 2010

Howard Fogg

These postcards are from the New York Central Railroad System and are paintings by renowned railroad artist Howard Fogg. Why there is no biography of him on Wikipedia is beyond me. But HERE are more of his paintings and a little information about him. To see more of these cards please visit my other blog... The PTA Transit Authority. ENJOY!

"The Steam Locomotive Speed King", New York Central & Hudson River Railroad locomotive No.999 on "The Empire State Express" - 1893. The locomotive that ran at a speed of 112 miles per hour on May 10, 1893, the first machine to operate in excess of 100 m.p.h.

West portal of tunnel under Pittsburgh Works, Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation.

2-8-4 Berkshire Type Locomotive at Dickerson Run 1948.

Blast Furnaces of the National Tube Division, The United States Steel Corporation, McKeesport, Pennsylvania.

Niagara Type 4-8-4 Locomotive, Class S-1-b, on New York Central Train No. 50 - "The Empire State Express", in the Highlands of the Hudson, 1948.


Davelandweb said...

These are beautiful; they perfectly capture the power of early travel by rail.

Major Pepperidge said...

Oh man, this brings back nightmares of when I had to go to Travel Town (in Griffith Park, Los Angeles) to draw trains. Those things are hard to do!!

robert said...

Hi, Fogg painted these scenes for John W. Barriger, legendary railroad man, when he ran the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie for the New York Central. Most of the scenes were of industries along the P&LE, like the two mills scenes you show here, but he also added a few New York Central scenes. The originals of the industry series were given to the companies as a good-will gesture, and all of the images were collected in a book of postcards and a larger folio, both of which I own. And thanks for including the National Tube image from my hometown.