Railroad Art & Illustration

James Mann Art Farm… railroad art… a collection of watercolor paintings… locomotives, trains & railroad giclee prints for sale.
“Spencer Series” are illustrations developed from pencil drawings & research on site: “Streamliners at Spencer” event: May 2014.
“Bella Terra Series” are illustrations created for the “Rail U.S.A. Museums & Trips” map series: East, Central & West editions.

Fort Payne Depot Alabama

Watercolor… The native gray sandstone with pink granite trim, Fort Payne Depot in DeKalb County, Alabama, was designed by Charles C. Taylor of Cincinnati, Ohio, and built in 1891 by the Alabama Great Southern Railroad. The Fort Payne Train Station remained in service until 1970 and was subsequently nominated, the following year, for placement on… Read more »

Nickel Plate ALCO PA-1: 190

Watercolor… This ALCO PA-1 was built in 1948 for the Santa Fe Railroad (ATSF) as #62-L to power the “Super Chief” between Chicago and Los Angeles as well as the “San Diegan” between LA and San Diego. It was rebuilt by Morrison-Knudson and in 1975 as D&H #18… as a PA-4 upgrade for the Delaware… Read more »

New Haven EMD FL-9: 2019

Watercolor… the EMD FL9 (New Haven Class EDER-5) is a diesel electric locomotive with pure electric power capability through the addition of third rail, pick-up shoes. 60 of these units were built between 1956 and 1960 exclusively for the New York, New Haven and Hartford (NH) Railroad. Primary power is produced by a supercharged, V16… Read more »

Green Mountain ALCO RS-1

Watercolor… The ALCO RS-1 is a diesel-electric, road switcher locomotive, built by ALCO-GE between 1941 and 1953 and the American Locomotive Company (ALCO) from 1953 to 1960. The Rutland Railroad (RUT), in Vermont, owned numbers 400 through 405 before the Green Mountain Railroad (GMRC) acquired the line in 1964. Number 405 is the remaining RS-1… Read more »

Maine Eastern Rockland Yard

watercolor… I came upon this GP9 (GP10 upgrade) #764 along side the Maine Eastern Railroad (MERR) turntable and roundhouse at the Rockland Yard, in June of 2015. Little did I know then, that the Maine Eastern would cease to exist as of December 31, 2015. The Main Eastern operated on state owned track and right-of-way… Read more »

Tioga Central Wellsboro

Watercolor… Wellsboro & Corning Railroad SD40-2 #309. The Tioga Central Railroad (TIOC) is a scenic railroad running excursions with a six coach diner train between Wellsboro and Lake Hamond, Pennsylvania. Push-Pull power is supplied by the Wellsboro & Corning (WCOR) with a pair of EMD SD40-2, turbocharged, V16 diesel-electric locomotives, each producing 3,000 horsepower. These… Read more »

Texas State Railroad Maydelle

Watercolor… Maydelle turntable. The St. Louis – San Francisco Railway built this turntable in the late 1890s at their Paris, Texas rail yard. The Texas State Railroad acquired the turntable in 1981 and moved it and restored it at their facilities in Maydelle. The Texas State Railroad presently owns three different Baldwin steam locomotives, one… Read more »

San Francisco Power House

Watercolor… The San Francisco Cable Car Museum is built around the Washington – Mason Power House and Car Barn on Nob Hill. There are twoviewing levels of the cable power apparatus… the upper level provides a look at the GE motors (originally steam powered engines) and 14 footdiameter spinning cable sheaves (grooved wheels) and the… Read more »

Ephraim Shay Locomotive

Watercolor… The Hesston Steam Museum in La Porte, Indiana, operates this Class C Shay Locomotive, engine #7. Shay’s were built by the Lima Locomotive Works of Lima, Ohio. This one was built for the New Mexico Lumber Company, in 1929 and later sold to the Oregon Lumber Company. It is a 12 wheel, gear driven,… Read more »

Eureka Springs North Arkansas

Watercolor… The original Eureka Springs Railway line ran from Seligman, Missouri to Eureka, Arkansas. After growing to 360 miles of coverage, some mergers and name changes, and then a decline that eventually closed the company in 1961… the ES&NA is now part of a victorian tourist village and railroad museum at Eureka Springs. Illustrated is… Read more »

Grain on Rail

Pencil & Photoshop… color comp. One of ten preliminary sketch illustrations for a proposed children’s story book about the origins of an “All American Breakfast”. A darn good story, but unfortunately the book was never completed nor published.