This watercolor painting of the Strasburg Railroad located in Strasburg, Pennsylvania, runs America's oldest short-line railroad through the scenic Pennsylvania Dutch Amish Country. Every year, thousands of tourists ride the steam passenger trains here and enjoy the Amish countryside. A nine-mile round trip to Paradise and to experience the observation coach featured in Barbara Streisand's film, "Hello Dolly," make the visit to the century-and-a-half railroad worthwhile. In this painting, notice the depot itself - it has the exact number of boards, two hanging lanterns, a weighing scale, and more. Even the conductor and the artist standing at the ticket window are authentically portrayed. As for the 7002 engine, the exact number of bolts, rivets, straps and other steam engine paraphernalia are shown. Also, the rails and ties are exact in number as well as the 169 iron pickets separating the two tracks. To the left of the depot and behind is the gift shop and the Strasburg Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is on the right. Mr. Ellis R. Bachman, Vice President of the Strasburg Rail Road Company, wrote the artist in 1988 and said, "The detail is accurate, down to actual count of the rivets, to the point of being amazing." The detail in this painting is just magnificent! This print is available as a limited edition, open edition and as a collectible. Individuals have even used this print framed with two openings - one for the print and the other for a photograph.
ORIGINAL FOR SALE - $33,000.00 - Watercolor On Paper
Size - 15-1/2" x 22-1/2" - Signed and Dated 1984
2,000 Signed & # Prints (S/N) 200 Artist Proof Prints (A/P)
Print Size 14-3/8" x 20-3/4" Print Size 14-3/8" x 20-3/4"
#1 Print - $300.00 SOLD #1 A/P - $400.00
#2 Print - $250.00 SOLD #2 A/P - $350.00
#3 Print - $200.00 #3 A/P - $300.00
#4 S/N - #2,000 - $60.00 each #4 A/P - #200 - $90.00 each
$175.00 to have the artist remarque your print.
Open Edition Prints
10-1/2" x 15-1/4" $40.00 each
7-1/4" x 10-1/2" $20.00 each
3-7/8" x 5-5/8" $10.00 each
Matting and framing available upon your request.