Pere Marquette Lima 2-8-4 #1225 at Durand Union Station . Watercolor . 12" x 16"
... The Pere Marquette (PM) 2-8-4 is a big locomotive... developing just shy of 3,000 horse power. Illustrated at the Durand Union Station, Michigan,
PM #1225 is one of two surviving examples built for the Pere Marquette Railway by the Lima Locomotive Works of Lima, Ohio in 1941.
Durand Station was designed by the Detroit architectural firm of Spier and Rohns and constructed in 1903 at the junction of the bisecting rail lines
of the Grand Trunk Western Railroad and the Ann Arbor Railroad. Grand Trunk sold the train station to the city in 1974. The depot is now on the
National Register of Historic Places and approximately 30 freight trains still pass through this junction every day... the depot is also a AMTRAK stop
and home to the Michigan State Railroad History Museum. This watercolor was painted for a Bella Terra Maps publication.