Click on image for enlarged view
Studio painting is the place to sort out the observations based on the experiences of painting outdoors.
8 x10 Watercolor
The locomotive in the print
was operated by the Buckeye Central Scenic Railroad (BCSRR) for two years
in the early to mid 1990’s. The original locomotive was what was
known as a camel back 0-4-0 wheel configuration. It was last owned and
operated by American Electric Power (AEP) at one of ttheir power plants.
The term camel back came from the fact that the original locomotive had
a water jacket around the boiler and did not have a typical tender with
both water and coal.
After leaving the BCSRR, the locomotive operated for a year or two in northeastern Ohio. Since then, the locomotive has not resurfaced – last known it was in need of a rebuilt or replaced firebox and needed new driver wheels.
A friend Chris Miller, was a volunteer member of the BCSRR for a period of about 10 – 12 years, at one time serving as President of the BCSRR for a two year term. . The original watercolor and print were painted from a photo that Chris had taken of the locomotive as it operated during a Christmas with Santa runs from the original Pennsylvania Railroad Station in Newark, Ohio. Chris says, it was about 15 degrees that cold day in December when he snapped the photo.