The following Contributing Artists are in Alphabetic Order:
I’m a transportation engineer (Traffic and Highway
design, predominantly) by day and railroad “artiste” by night. I live
in the Philadelphia area, deep in Reading/PRR/PC/Conrail/CSX/NS territory.
I spent a couple of years in Southern Italy/Sicily and was exposed to the
Italian National Railway and some of their working steam. I spent a
few years in Provo, Utah, attending Brigham Young University and chasing the
Rio Grande Zephyr before Thistle disappeared beneath the waves.
My wife and I have raised/are raising six children (two
still home, the rest having flown the coop), the oldest two having produced
three grandsons interested in seeing “Grandolf’s” trains run in the basement.
The “artwork” started as a means of learning and practicing
CADD for work. Then I wanted to draw my model roster to test paint schemes
for the basement empire using felt-tip pens. Then I learned how to
color with the computer. Meanwhile, a rather large collection of drawings
was accumulating on my hard drive. I was eventually persuaded to create
a website to post my growing collection of what became a cheaper alternative
to compulsively collecting miscellaneous model locomotives that I thought
looked cool. Though I’ve had many express interest in having copies
of specific engines for themselves, and have done some design work for a
Z scale manufacturer, this is my first experience with a real live gallery.
I hope you enjoy what you see.