Looking Back: “Waiting on 33”

Today’s blog entry offers a behind-the-scenes look at my 1993 painting of the Louisville & Nashville depot at Englewood, Tennessee. The title of this painting is “Waiting on 33.” In this nostalgic scene, L1 Class No. 417 is coming off of a redboard on its way to Atlanta as J3 Class No. 1510 looks on.

“Waiting on 33” Painting Reference Photo

“Waiting on 33” Preliminary Layout by Tom Rock

“Waiting on 33” at 36 hrs development

“Waiting on 33” at 68 hrs development

“Waiting on 33” at 108 hrs development

“Waiting on 33” at 168 hrs development

“Waiting on 33” at 216 hrs development

“Waiting on 33” Complete at 250 hrs development

Englewood Depot History

Take this opportunity to own a Limited Edition print of Tom Rock’s classic railroad painting, “Waiting on 33.”  To purchase a print, please follow this link to my website: T.D.R. Productions.


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Canadian Corner: Across Canada Part II


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Depot Doings: Winchester, VA / Salem, IL / Midland, OH / Mount Vernon, OH / Gaithersburg, MD / Point of Rocks, MD

Featured B&O Railway depots on the blog this month are those in Virginia, Illinois, Ohio, and Maryland:

All photos courtesy of Railroad Picture Archives.


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Riding the Lackawanna…

Video courtesy of Speed Graphic Film and Video via YouTube.

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