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Jackie Hadnot, Rail-Related Wood Carvings.

Photos and Text by Carl Morrison,

May 5, 2013

Jackie Hadnot and I met at the Grand Opening of the Silver Rails Gallery, La Plata, Missouri, March 13, 2010. There he exhibited his fantastic train wood carvings and I exhibited some train photographs. (Both his and my work are still on display there.) His current project is commemorating the driving of the golden spike in Promontory Point, Utah, May 10, 1869. He has been featured in a couple of Huell Howser programs.

There is still time to see this carving May 11, 2013, at the Los Angeles Union Station for National Train Day for those who live in the area.  Just look for the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation (APRHF) booth.  Also pick up information about the APRHF and their many venues in La Plata, Missouri, including the Gallery where Jackie's work is on display.

The blank spot below "Promontory" is reserved for something like, "As Seen on Huell Howser," a late California video reporter for PBS.
Jackie was featured as one of two woodworkers on Huell's California Gold Show, a link to that video is below.

This relief carving is 13 ft. long and 43 inches tall!

Left end of carving

The diamond stack, on the Jupiter from the west, usually burned wood which gave off more embers and this design eliminated many of the embers from escaping and causing fires.

Right end of carving.

The No. 119 had a straight stack usually for coal-burning locomotives with less embers.

See the Golden Spike above and below?

More photos of Jackie Hadnot's wonderful wood carvings from my Silver Rails Gallery Grand Opening Report at: and (Scan down the page to get to Jackie's Photos, click any photo for a double sized image.)

Huel Howser's California Gold show featuring Jackie:

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