New 2014 calendars & more are available online!
Now available online:
Standard Plans from the D&RG Railroad System 1907 – Standard plans were developed by the railroads to provide consistency. By following these plans everything would be the same throughout the line. These plans would be helpful to modelers of all gauges and groups who are creating or restoring railroad lines and need specifics on materials and sizes.
2014 Colorado Narrow Gauge Calendar – A railfan favorite, Colorado Narrow Gauge shows the trains that once traversed the narrow gauge rails, serving the Centennial State’s mountain communities and their mines from the 1800s into the mid-1900s.
2014 Howard Fogg’s Trains Calendar – Considered the all-time master of railroad art, Howard Fogg painted the power and majesty of the steel wheel on the steel rail. After railfan’s discovered Fogg’s artistry, he spent the next 50 years as a freelance artist reinventing the steam age. In Howard Fogg’s Trains, his paintings live on commemorating the great age of railroading.
2014 Great Trains Calendar – Recalling the era of superlative trains, Great Trains presents a selection of American icons ranging from the Southern Pacific “Cab Forward” locomotives to the Pennsy Spirit of St. Louis to New York Central’s Empire State Express. Gil Bennett is a prolific railroad artist whose work is collected privately and by national corporations. His lifelong love of trains brings the golden are of American rail travel to life.
2014 Colorado Railroad Museum Calendar – From the R. W. Richardson Archives – Otto Kuhler – Our 13 month 2014 Calendar features more than 20 oil paintings, watercolors and drawings from the R. W. Richardson Library’s Otto Kuhler Collection.
Otto August Kuhler (1894-1977), is perhaps most widely-known for his pioneering work in industrial design, particularly for applying Art Deco elements to railroad equipment. His life’s story, however, held other adventures as well. He reinvented himself many times, becoming a commercial artist, rail designer and consultant,. Colorado rancher, and painter who captured Colorado’s scenery and rail history. Otto Kuhler’s legacy is a broad one – he was a forward thinking railroad designer and a chronicler of the Colorado and Southwest landscape and it’s rich narrow gauge history. His works are a treasured part of the Colorado Railroad Museum.