Old Southern paintings

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Hello, I have a couple of old paintings (reprints) that were given to me by G.Claytor in the early 70's when I was a boy. I am trying to detrime some history of them. One is of a freight with two green alco's (RS-7 2119-2117 ?) running by a factory with a water tower "Genral MFG, south Atlantic Plant, the mountains are in the background. The other is of a steam passenger on a dual main in autumn. The loco is 1401. This is a very nice painting and is a real pride on the wall. Any help would be helpful. Thankyou, Michael Hunt

-- Michael P. Hunt (mph101@surfree.com), February 15, 1999


Dear Michael,

The Alco roadswitcher painting is from a watercolor done in 1951 by the late Howard Fogg for ALCO. I understand that the backdrop is imaginary. A copy of this painting hung for many years in the old Spencer NC crew dormitory. The 1401 may also be a Fogg painting too. Howard Fogg painted the 1401 in the fall at least a couple of times that I know of. He was a master at painting trains.

Ben Lee, engineer-North Charlotte District

-- Ben Lee (Bengineer7@aol.com), February 22, 1999.

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