Gil Bennett

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Great Trains 2023 Wall Calendar


The golden age of railroading is captured in this year’s Great Trains Calendar. Renowned trains and locomotives from the large B&O’s 2-8-8-4 EM-1, UP’s ex-C&O H-7 2-8-8-2, UP’s 4-8-4 and 4-12-2, and the PRR 4-4-4-4 T1a. Streamlined steam with the Milwaukee F-7 4-6-4 on the Olympian Hiawatha and the UP 7002 4-8-2 on the 49er are depicted, as well as small steam from the diminutive narrow gauge RGS 2-8-0 and EBT 2-8-2 to the ND&C 4-4-0. The famous PRR GG-1 is also shown pulling the Manhattan Limited, as well as NYC’s famous 4-6-4 on the point of the 20th Century Limited; they are painted and historically documented by artist Gil Bennett.

This 2023 monthly wall calendar features: Large blocks for notes | Superb printing quality | Heavy 100-pound paper | Deluxe 11- by 14-inch size

Locomotives and trains featured in this edition include:
• Pennsylvania Railroad GG-1 4907, built in 1940, hustles the Manhattan Limited, through Trenton, N.J.
• Baltimore & Ohio EM-1 7621 (2-8-8-4 Yellowstone) takes a time freight up the 2.2% Sand Patch grade at Mance, Pennsylvania
• Rio Grande Southern’s 21, a 2-8-0, has made up her train, taken water and now eases up to the station at Telluride, Colorado
• Union Pacific 9512, a 4-12-2, pulls away after taking on coal and water from the fueling facilities at Orchard, Idaho
• Spokane, Portland & Seattle’s last steam locomotive, 911, hustles a loaded 120 car train along the Columbia River at a steady 60 mph as it heads toward Portland
• Newburg, Duchess & Connecticut Railroad number 7, a slim 4-4-0, has two deluxe passenger cars as it passes the Briercliffe Farms station stop in 1890
• The slow moving 3581, an ex-Chesapeake & Ohio H-7, holds the siding for the second section of train 4, the Union Pacific Transcon, pulled by fast moving 4-8-4 number 837
• On a cool August morning, UP 7002, a 4-8-2 streamlined for the train, hustles up the 1.14% grade at Gateway, Utah with the transcontinental “Forty Niner”
• East Broad Top railroad #16 moves an empty mixed train up the 2% grade as it rumbles through Cooke, PA during a warm autumn morning
• Leading the fleet of five other sections of New York Central’s “20th Century Limited,” is J1e 5344, a 4-6-4 built to run at speeds over 100 mph
• Pennsylvania 5547, a Baldwin Locomotive Works 4-4-4-4 duplex locomotive, has a heavy mail train in tow at Spruce Creek, PA
• Milwaukee Road’s Olympian Hiawatha speeds through Morton’s Grove Illinois at over 100 m.p.h. as it heads to its 1:45 p.m. arrival in Chicago

Published by Tide-mark Press © 2022