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DL&W Bern Hill Poster (11x17)

DL&W Bern Hill Poster (11x17)
SKU SKU3211
Weight 0.15 lbs
Our price: $20.00
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Our restored dining car was built in 1949 for the Lackawanna Railroad's streamliner, The Phoebe Snow. Many have fond and vivid memories of riding this train along the raceway of the Lackawanna Cut-Off, through the Poconos and on to Buffalo.

Most of those memories involve a long train pulled by General Motors passenger locomotives. GM's Electro-Motive Division (EMD), was leading the way in diesel locomotive production, and in the early 1950’s they commissioned artist Bern Hill to create a series of paintings portraying their locomotives working across the United States, while also capturing the feel of each railroad. These paintings were used as front cover advertisements on Railway Age magazine.

Many railroads large and small graced the cover in these paintings from 1951-1956, with the Lehigh Valley and CNJ among those represented. Although EMD commissioned a painting for the Delaware Lackawanna & Western Railroad, it never made it on the cover and the artwork was never made available until now.

Through the generosity of an anonymous donor, we have obtained a digital copy of Mr. Hill’s depiction of a Lackawanna F3’s powering a freight through the Delaware Water Gap, as commissioned by General Motors. We have added the banner to imitate the promotional materials put out by EMD, and we are bringing them to you just in time for the holidays.

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