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Southern Pacific Railroad 2024 Wall Calendar


Southern Pacific Railroad began with a simple idea: to connect San Francisco and San Diego, California, by rail. A century later, Southern Pacific had become one of the largest railroads in America, with lines that stretched from coast to coast (connecting to New York via Morgan Line steamships) and from the south to the northwest. In 1959, SP moved more ton-miles of freight than any other U.S. railroad. Engines featured here reach back to the era of SP steam, and forward to the diesels of the 1970s.

This 2024 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:
√ Southern Pacific 4202 and 4440 are double-heading an outbound passenger special at Mission Tower, Los Angeles, California in January 1955. 4202 is a Class AC-8 (4-8-8-2) articulated, and 4440 is a Class GS-4 Northern (4-8-4) built in 1941 by the Lima Locomotive Works.
√ Southern Pacific 6047, an E9A and an E7B with Rock Island E8A and two E7B’s —all EMD locomotives— are leading Train #3, the Golden State Limited through Alhambra, California on February 24, 1967.
√ Southern Pacific 4468, a Class GS-6 Northern (4-8-4) built in 1943 by the Lima Locomotive Works has suffered a failure and has been cut off from its train.
√ Southern Pacific 8288 is leading a southbound consist of “oil cans” up Tehachapi Pass, seen here coming through Woodford, California at 2:17 p.m. on April 2, 1988.
√ Southern Pacific 9120, a Krause Maffei Model ML-4000 diesel hydraulic, assisted by 6450, an FP-7 and an F7B, is on the point of a railfan special at Oakland, California on April 30, 1967.
√ Southern Pacific 3205 is one of ten SDP-45’s purchased in 1967 to bolster SP’s passenger locomotive fleet which had aged substantially.
√ Southern Pacific F7A 6391 in a classic “black widow” paint scheme with an F7A-F7B-F7A are arriving at Los Angeles, California with Train #58, the Owl on July 31, 1960.
√ Southern Pacific 4743 is leading northbound commuter train #136 near Burlingame, California on August 1, 1955.
√ Southern Pacific 6024, a Class PA2, one of 23 painted in “daylight” colors, with another PA2 (6022), has been assigned to handle Train #28, the San Francisco Overland on September 3, 1953.
√ Southern Pacific 4449 and 4447 are double-headed on a passenger special near Palmdale, California on October 17, 1954. Both locomotives are Class GS-4 Northerns (4-8-4).
√ Southern Pacific 1824, one of three Class M-5 Moguls (2-6-0) built by the Sacramento Shops in 1917, has been called to pick up loaded lettuce cars at El Centro, California on November 27, 1954.
√ In late December 1974 near Mojave, California, Southern Pacific Tunnel Motor (SD40T-2, built by EMD) leads four other eastbound units on an early morning freight from Bakersfield.

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Railroading! 2024 Wall Calendar


Cross the continent and share the drama of “high iron” on Class I railroads like BNSF and CSX, CN, CP, KCS, and UP. High-stepping regional giant Pacific Harbor line shows it muscle, while Amtrak blasts through snow in the east and runs through sunshine in the west. Railroading! includes descriptive commentary about the featured railroads, rolling stock, and 24 full-color photographs. All aboard!

This 2024 monthly wall calendar features: Large blocks for notes | Superb printing quality | Heavy 100-pound paper | Deluxe 11- by 14-inch size

Locomotives and railroads featured in this edition include:
√ High above Lake Champlain at a location called Red Rock in Willsboro, New York, Canadian Pacific Train 228 is running from Montreal, Canada to Saratoga Springs, New York.
√Running through Whitehall, New York, Train 228 passes a pair of EMD GP20C-ECO engines on Train G53, a local running between Crown Point and turning at Saratoga Springs.
√ Originally built by Northern Pacific, this line follows the Clark Fork of the Columbia River in Montana that became Burlington Northern in 1970 before being spun off to regional railroad Montana Rail Link in October 1987.
√ A BNSF eastbound grain empty rumbles across Bridge 55 at Trout Creek, Montana powered by a trio of General Electric locomotives: 6060 an ES44AC; 4277 and 4202 both ES44C4s.
√ Led by shiny 3054, EMD SD70ACe-T4, a Union Pacific stack train departs Green River, Wyoming, after a crew change and begins its westbound trip on UP’s Evanston Subdivision.
√ A Union Pacific coal train designated CEYPS (Energy Mine to Public Service in Denver) curves past milepost 22 just west of the siding at Eisele (Clay), Colorado.
√ Kansas City Southern Train YPA108 led by 2840 and 3151, EMD GP22ECO’s, hauls a consist of empty coke hoppers past a division of the Motiva refinery in Port Neches, Texas.
√ Union Pacific 1375 has for several months been assigned to the local that originates in Anaheim. The engine has special appeal because it is one of only three GP40P-2s built by EMD (in this case former Southern Pacific 7602, originally SP 3199).
√ Union Pacific local LOA32, an 11-car train behind 1375 and 1083, a GP60 (ex-UP 1953, née-SSW 9651) makes its way on January 12, 2022 down Metrolink’s Orange Sub.
√ Amtrak’s westbound California Zephyr traces the Colorado River in spectacular Ruby Canyon just east of Utaline, Colorado.
√ Amtrak 160, a GE P42DC, was painted in a variant of Amtrak’s Phase III paint scheme that was applied to just 20 GE Dash 8-32BWH (P32BWH) locomotives delivered in 1991.
√ Santa Fe 5704, an SD45-2 recently restored to its Bicentennial glory, sits at Kansas City, Missouri’s Union Station.
√ A Canadian National taconite pellet train arrives at United Taconite’s Fairlane processing plant near Forbes, Minnesota.
√ A solid set of General Motors-powered units are seen at Adolph, Minnesota, leading a taconite train to the Lake Superior ore docks in Duluth. Leader 5349, an SD40-2W, features the early safety-cab design pioneered by Canadian National in the 1970s.
√ A pair of CSX Electro-Motive SD70ACe-T4 units leads a train of covered hoppers at Mulberry, Florida, deep in the railroad’s busy “Bone Valley” phosphate mining region.
√ Three sturdy 3,000 horsepower EMD GP40-2 road-switchers are leading a freight train at Springfield, Massachusetts, in August 2020.
√ Skirting the banks of the Columbia River, BNSF Railway intermodal train S-LPCSEA1-20 heads from Chicago’s Logistics Park to Seattle, Washington.
√ Kicking up some autumn leaves as it rounds the big curve in White Salmon, Washington, is BNSF Railway train C-SXMRBG3-53.
√ Pacific Harbor Line 66, a MotivePower MP20C-3, lugs a long string of loaded intermodal cars, as Train YPNY13-27, from Terminal Island as it begins its movement across the Badger Bridge.
√ Pacific Harbor Line 20, on train YPSW24-05, the Reyes switcher, backs down PHL’s Wilmington Lead in the Wilmington neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.
√ Amtrak’s Vermonter blasts through the snow at a crossing in Charlestown, New Hampshire on December 25, 2022.
√ The southbound Amtrak Vermonter Train 55 is rolling through the village of South Royalton, Vermont. Engine 184 is a 4,250 hp GE Genesis P42DC painted in Phase IV heritage livery to celebrate Amtrak’s 40th anniversary in 2011.

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Art of the Boat 2025 Mystic Seaport Wall Calendar


The golden age of sail was still ablaze as father and son Rosenfeld captured great yachts, and a few wild-eyed motorboaters on film. Fill a glass with champagne and join this celebration of New York 50 Class boats in 1913, or Istalena, the first M Class boat, and Weetamoe,the J Class America’s Cup contender in 1930, along with many more. You can almost smell the sea with these nautical outings that will sweep you through the year on a fair ocean wind. Sales benefit Mystic Seaport Museum.

This 2025 monthly wall calendar features: Large blocks for notes | Superb printing quality | Heavy 100-pound paper | Deluxe 11- by 14-inch size

Vessels featured in this edition include:
The First Frostbite Race
The first Frostbite Race took place in January 1932, sailing 12-foort dinghies on Manhasset Bay off Port Washington, NY,
apparently as the result of a challenge.

International One-Design Sloops
International One-Design sloops Spellbound, Grilse, and Aileen racing on Long
Island Sound with their spinnakers set on May 28, 1949.

America’s Cup Practice
Sailors aboard the English America’s Cup challenger Endeavour watch the stern of Vanitie in a preliminary
outing off Newport RI in 1934.

Luders 16s
The Luders 16 was designed by A.E. Bill Luders and grew in popularity after World War II.

Sequoia II
Designed by John Trumpy and constructed by the John H. Mathis & Co. in Camden, New Jersey, Sequoia
II was built for Richard and Emily Cadwalader of Philadelphia, PA. and launched in 1925.

The yawl Bolero, #134, is sailing here during a New York Yacht Club Cruise in 1954. She was designed by Olin
Stephens of Sparkman & Stephens and built by the Henry Nevins yard in New York for John Nicholas Brown.

Watching the Cup Race, 1920
Delayed by the outbreak of WWI, the America’s Cup challenge scheduled for 1914 got underway in 1920. The competition was the last held off NY and the first under the new Universal Rule of measurement.

Riding the Sea-Lyon
The 1920s were still roaring and there was fun during the summer of 1929. This 35-foot Sea-Lyon
was built by Howard W. Lyon, Inc. located on City Island, NY, and could be purchased for a list
price of $2,975.

Shamrock V versus Enterprise, 1930
Sir Thomas Lipton raised his fifth and final America’s Cup challenge in 1929 as sponsor for the Royal Ulster Yacht

One-Design Racing 1956
The International One-Design was created by Norwegian naval architect Bjarne Aas in 1936 at the urging of
Larchmont Yacht Club skipper Cornelius Shield. Shield has seen the designer’s 6-meter yacht Saga and wanted a
boat like it to race in New York. The first 25 boats were delivered later that year and began racing on Long Island

With wind on her beam, Anchorite, #143, is throwing up a spray. Launched in 1937, the 49-foot
auxiliary shoal draft yawl was designed by Owen Merrill and built at the Henry B. Nevis yard on
City Island, NY.

Endeavour, Second Race, 1934
English aircraft builder Thomas Sopwith endowed Endeavour with the most contemporary engineering advances
possible in 1934. Along with a steel hull, Endeavour pioneered the Quadrilateral genoa and a twin-clewed headsail.


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Art of Jonathan Green 2025 Wall Calendar


The Art of Jonathan Green calendar showcases the southern culture of the artist’s Gullah heritage from the inland marshes near the Sea Islands of South Carolina. Jonathan Green, a graduate of the prestigious School of the Art Institute of Chicago, has won national awards and is recognized by curators and museums as one of the South’s most important living artists and among the greatest African-American artists. His work is found in museums in Germany, Sierra Leone, and throughout the United States.

This 2025 monthly wall calendar features: Large blocks for notes | Superb printing quality | Heavy 100-pound paper | Deluxe 11- by 14-inch size
Paintings featured in this edition include:
Cotton Sky
Painting by Jonathan Green
Oil on Canvas, 12 by 16 inches

Carrying Oysters
Painting by Jonathan Green
Oil on Linen, 18 by 24 inches

Fripp Island
Painting by Jonathan Green
Acrylic on Paper, 10 by 14 inches

Boat Ride in the Marshland
Painting by Jonathan Green
Acrylic on Masonite, 24 by 32 inches

Beach Market
Painting by Jonathan Green
Oil on Linen, 12 by 16 inches

Marshland Outing
Painting by Jonathan Green
Oil on Canvas, 48 by 60 inches

Evening Fishing
Painting by Jonathan Green
Oil on Linen, 12 by 16

Frogmore Crossing
Painting by Jonathan Green
Oil on Linen, 18 by 24 inches

Young Net Thrower
Painting by Jonathan Green
Oil on Linen, 12 by 16 inches

Tide Fishing
Painting by Jonathan Green
Oil on Linen, 12 by 16 inches

Serene Bay
Painting by Jonathan Green
Acrylic on Paper, 10 by 14 inches

Painting by Jonathan Green
Oil on Linen, 18 by 24 inches


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Warbirds 2024 Wall Calendar


New battles require new tools, and Warbirds 2024 features a century of air power innovation. The WWI Bristol F.2b led to WWII Spitfires, the U.S. B-17, and the German Bf 109. More speed and power arrived with jet aircraft like the F-15 Strike Eagle, the F-22 Raptor, and the Eurofighter Typhoon. Don’t miss the evolving action in the air!.
This 2024 monthly wall calendar features: Large blocks for notes | Superb printing quality | Heavy 100-pound paper | Deluxe 11- by 14-inch size
Aircraft and events featured in this edition include:
• The mainstay of the U.S. ground attack interdictor force, the F-15-E Strike Eagle has been in service since 1988.
• The epitome of a modern jet-age aircraft, this F-16 Fighting Falcon effortlessly demonstrates the startling power of contemporary combat aircraft.
• Two RAF Spitfires, two of the “few,” take a deep breath and turn in to confront an incoming Luftwaffe raid in 1940.
• Just inches from completing another sortie, a B-17F settles down alongside the strip at Bassingbourn where the 91st Battle Group of the U.S. 9th Air Force operated from October 1942 until 1945.
• Messerschmitt Bf 109s drop down on a pair of RAF Hurricanes in a classic wing-over maneuver to fly out of the sun and attack their prey.
• Operated by more than 12 airlines and eventually the German Luftwaffe from the early 1930s, the Junkers Ju 52 was a groundbreaking transport aircraft.
• The Ryan PT-22 Recruit was the primary U.S. flight trainer at the start of World War II and the first monoplane aircraft for this purpose.
• The Eurofighter Typhoon is the main operational fighting aircraft of the RAF and six other Western nations.
• The Bristol F2b was the original fighter-bomber and saw service in the later part of World War I.
• This P-51 was based at RAF Duxford, and is finished in the livery of the 84th Fighter Squadron.
• The F-22 Raptor is an air-superiority fighter developed for the USAF capable of exceeding Mach 2.0 and operating at heights exceeding 65,000 feet.
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Santa Fe Railway 2025 Calendar


Chartered just before the Civil War, during the next three decades the tracks of the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe reached from Chicago to Los Angeles. Santa Fe Railway trains provided the country’s most appealing passenger service and for shippers, the most innovative intermodal freight service in America. The Santa Fe Railway 2025 calendar features classic steam and diesel locomotives working on the ATSF.

This 2025 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:
≈ Santa Fe 38C (two F-7A’s and three F-7B’s) lead Train #2, the eastbound San Francisco Chief into Chillicothe, IL in January 1970.

≈ Santa Fe 81, an E-8m, is on a southbound Chief connection train, making a station stop at Pueblo, CO, in February 1966. 81 was rebuilt from an early E Unit in 1953, and for several years was in longhaul passenger train service, such as the Super Chief and others. As seen here, running as Train #201, It mostly completed its career on the 183-mile-long Chief Connection from Denver to La Junta, Colorado. It was retired in 1970.

≈ In what is most likely a motive power move, Santa Fe 142 leads seven other Super Fleet Warbonnet engines on westbound Train #199 from Willow Springs, IL to Richmond, CA, seen here rushing past the station at Chillicothe, IL on February 23, 1993. The power consist is a GP-60M, B40-8W, a GP-60B and five more GP-60M’s. Motive power moves occur regularly; this is a way to balance power across the system. The five GP-60M’s would possibly be dropped at Kansas City.

Santa Fe 404, a General Electric U30CG, is leaving Ottawa, Kansas eastbound with the Tulsan in April 1966. The Tulsan was established in the late 1930s. It was a daily train each way for the 256-mile run between Kansas City, MO to Tulsa, OK, with connections to Chicago, IL. Facing declining revenue, the railroad petitioned the Interstate Commerce Commission to remove the Tulsan from service in 1968, but the request was rejected. The Tulsan continued to operate until all passenger train service on the Santa Fe, and almost all other railroads, was taken over by Amtrak on May 1, 1971.

≈ Santa Fe 3, an E-1A and E-1B, delivered in January 1938, leads westbound Train #21, the El Capitan with an eight-car consist working upgrade through Raton Pass, NM on May 12, 1940.

≈ Santa Fe 145 leads a westbound freight out of Amarillo, TX in June 1962. The power consist is all EMD Model FT’s. There are two A Units, one on each end and three B Units in the middle. These units, some approaching 18 to 20 years old, still have some useful miles in them, but within a few years, they will all be retired.

≈ Santa Fe 502, a B40-8W, in concert with a GP60M, is leading a hot westbound intermodal train through the forest two miles east of Bellemont, AZ on July 30, 1994. This stand of Ponderosa Pine west of Flagstaff, AZ, in the Coconino National Forest, is the largest anywhere in the world.

≈ It is August 16, 1968, and Santa Fe 358 and 403, a U28-CG and a U30-CG, both built by General Electric, are the power for this day’s Chief. As soon as they get clearance, the Chief will depart Chicago’s La Salle Street Station for Los Angeles, 2,223 miles away.

≈ Santa Fe 3751, a Class 3751 Heavy Mountain (4-8-4), is on an eastbound passenger special three miles east of Seligman, AZ on September 1, 1992. Built in 1927 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works, it was the first Heavy Mountain on the Santa Fe Roster and the first ever built by Baldwin. It was rebuilt in 1938 and finished its career as an oil burner. It was retired in 1957 and in 1958 was donated for display. In 1986 3751 was sold to the San Bernardino Railroad Historical Society which committed to restoring it. Work completed, 3751 ran again under its own steam in 1991.

≈ Santa Fe 904 East is emerging from the smoky confines of Tunnel #5 in the Tehachapi Mountains at Cliff, CA on August 15, 1995. This is the hot eastbound Train #991 from Richmond, CA to Willow Springs, IL. The power for today’s train is all Super Fleet. 904 is a C40-8W. Trailing units are a B40-8W and three GP60M’s. It passed the photographers at 5:39 PM, running late.

≈ Santa Fe 2602 and 2604, two of six DT6-6-2000 center-cab transfer engines built in 1949 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works, are lugging a freight through the yard at Ottawa, KS in November 1959. These two Baldwin center-cab engines were designed for transfer work, but occasionally a couple of these dinosaurs would escape the yard on a freight. All were off the roster by February 1962.

≈ Santa Fe 87 is on the point of Train #12, the Chicagoan. The all lightweight, eastbound train from Dallas, TX to Chicago, IL, is making a station stop at Lawrence, KS on December 21, 1955. The power for this train is all EMD: an E-8m, an E-8B and an F-7B. It is about 11:15AM, and within a few minutes they will be on their way.

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New York Central Railroad 2025 Wall Calendar


The New York Central 2025 calendar pictures a host of locomotives, both steam and diesel, as well as named trains. There are GP40s from 1966, a Class J-3a Hudson (4-6-4) from 1937, a Class S-1b Niagara (4-8-4) from 1946, engines 3812 and 3709 (RF-16A-B) “sharks,” EMD E-8A’s from 1951, one of only 20 Station. Motors, a Class P-2b, by General Electric in 1955, an EMD SW-1 switcher from 1949, F-7A’s, in concert with a Fairbanks-Morse CFA16-4 (a C-Liner) from 1952, engines 4053 and 4108, an EMD E-8A and an E-7B, painted in experimental (and short-lived) jade green, and more. Ride through 2025 on Central’s “water level route.”

This 2025 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:
 New York Central 3011 and two other GP-40’s are on a freight near Cold Spring, NY in March 1966. Central bought 105 of them between December 1965 through November of 1967. They were built by EMD and designed for freight.

 New York Central 5408, a Class J-3a Hudson (4-6-4) is arriving at Lafayette, IN on February 5, 1956. Central owned 275 Hudsons in three classes. Engine 5408 was one of 50 Class J-3 engines, referred to as Super Hudsons, all built by the American Locomotive Company in 1937 and 1938. Almost all Hudsons, were used in mail and passenger train service.

 New York Central 6011, a Class S-1b Niagara (4-8-4) built in January 1946 by the American Locomotive Company, is leading a westbound passenger train through South Chicago, IL on March 21, 1953.

 New York Central 3812 and 3709 (RF-16A-B) leads a freight through Maudville, OH on January 25, 1966. These units were built and put in service in 1952. Central owned 18 cab units and eight boosters (B Units). The cabs were referred to as “sharks” because of their appearance. All were 1,600 horsepower units.

 New York Central 7900, an 0-8-0 switcher, is at the small Scotia, NY engine terminal in May 1959. Scotia is located a few miles northwest of Schenectady, NY.

 New York Central 4064 (two EMD E8A’s) are the power for combined Trains #19 and #11 on June 17, 1956. The westbound Lake Shore and the Southwestern Limited have stopped at the Springfield, MA depot, to load express and mail. New York Central purchased 50 of these 2,250-horsepower passenger units from EMD between 1951 and 1953. They were excellent locomotives; some of them survived into the Penn Central era.

 In 1923 New York adopted the Kaufman Act which mandated the electrification of all railroads in New York City. The New York Central ran steam to Croton-Harmon, NY then changed to electric power for the 32.7 mile run to Grand Central Station. Motor 236, a Class P-2b, one of 20 built by General Electric in 1955, waits a call. Locomotive exchange continued for several years after the end of steam locomotive operations.

 New York Central 597, an EMD SW-1, is on a local freight, making a set out at Kalamazoo, MI in August 1964. The Central had 103 of these small 600-horsepower switchers. They were very durable and were ideal for smaller terminals. 597 was built in 1949, and it is still handling what it was supposed to do, no major rebuilds, no reengining,

 New York Central 4015 (E-7A-E8B-E7A) is on the New England States operating on the Boston and Albany, a New York Central subsidiary, in September 1962. The New England States was scheduled to operate as a daily train except Sundays between Boston and Chicago. Westbound it was Train #27, scheduled to leave South Station, Boston, MA at 2:30PM, with arrival in Chicago at 7:45AM the next morning. Eastbound Train #28 would leave Chicago at 2:30PM and arrive in Boston at 9:20AM the next morning. Today, Amtrak operates a train on about the same schedule. That is the Lake Shore Limited.

 New York Central 1760 and two F-7A’s, in concert with a Fairbanks-Morse CFA16-4 (a C-Liner) are starting to pull on an eastbound freight at East Saint Louis, IL in November 1962. Central had a 242-unit fleet of F-7A’s purchased between 1951 and 1953. Many of those engines continued to work well into the 1969-1976 Penn Central era. Some even served Conrail, showing up in Conrail blue paint in the early 1980s for a service life totaling more than 30 years. In contrast, Central only bought 12 C-liners in 1952, and all were retired twelve years later. Dependability makes a difference.

 New York Central Class J-3a Hudson (4-6-4) 5446 has been pressed into service without full streamlining at Chicago, IL on November 13, 1941. This locomotive was most likely involved in a collision and suffered a damaged front end. But for now, it is back in service and still being kept close to possible repair facilities in Chicago. It well could be in this condition for a while, as the debacle at Pearl Harbor is only 24 days away.

 New York Central 4053 and 4108, an EMD E-8A and an E-7B, are sitting at the Michigan Central depot in Detroit, MI on December 5, 1961. The Central was looking into a color change away from the gray used on their passenger locomotives, and this one, called Jade Green, was selected and applied to these two units plus E-8A 4083. This color was apparently not to NYC’s liking, as the units went back to gray paint and there were no more experiments, The Jade Green colors were, however, used by a subsidiary railroad, the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie, on freight cars and cabooses.

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Baltimore and Ohio 2025 Wall Calendar


Running the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad meant big trains operating through challenging terrain, but the railroad made it work with smart engineering and impressive steam. This edition of the calendar features a range of engines and named trains from engine 5040, a Class P-1d Pacific (4-6-2), 6219, a  Big Six (2-10-2), 7156, a Class EL-5a (2-8-8-0), 6168, a Class S-1 Santa Fe type (2-10-2), and much more. Ride the B & O all through 2025.

This 2025 monthly wall calendar features: Large blocks for notes | Superb printing quality | Heavy 100-pound paper | Deluxe 11- by 14-inch size

Locomotives and named trains featured in this edition include:
~ Engine 5583, a Class T-3b Mountain (4-8-2) leading a freight westbound up Sand Patch at Bracken, PA on January 14, 1956.

~ A pair of F-7A’s, two of 159 purchased from EMD between 1948 and 1952, lead a westbound freight at Green Spring, WV on February 27, 1953.

~ Baltimore and Ohio 5040, a Class P-1d Pacific (4-6-2), is in charge of Train #22, the eastbound Washingtonian on March 26, 1952.

~ Big Six (2-10-2) 6219 is bringing a westbound freight around the horseshoe curve at Mance, PA on April 21, 1954.

~ At the Grafton, WV engine terminal, on May 27, 1954, 4462, a Class Q-4b Mikado (2-8-2) is in the foreground, and F-7A 277 is on the turntable. There are about 20 steam locomotives and eight diesels in this view.

~ B&O 7156, a Class EL-5a 2-8-8-0, is passing 4308, a Class Q-1t 2-8-2 Mikado built in 1913, on June 15, 1952 at Cumberland, MD. 7156 has a westbound freight in tow.

~ Baltimore and Ohio 4404, a Class Q-4 Mikado 2-8-2, and a Class S-1a Santa Fe 2-10-2 are on a westbound coal train on Sand Patch Grade in July 1951.

~ A Model S-2 switcher built for B&O by the American Locomotive Company in 1943, is waiting a call at Chicago, IL on August 20, 1961.

~ Baltimore and Ohio 6576, one of 174 Class GP-9’s built by EMD, is on a local freight in Bethesda, MD on September 4, 1973.

~ A Class S-1 Santa Fe type (2-10-2) 6168 is a point helper for 7105 (Class EL-1a, 2-8- 8-0) working a westbound empty reefer train up Sand Patch on October 10, 1949.

~ B&O 7626, a Class EM-1 Yellowstone (2-8-8-4) leads a westbound freight along the Potomac River at Hansrote, WV in November 1952.

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Yosemite National Park 2025 Calendar


John Muir lived in the Yosemite Valley, what would become Yosemite National Park, from 1868 to 1873. The attention he won for Yosemite ensured its place as a National Park. Muir wrote, “Nowhere will you see the majestic operations of nature more clearly revealed beside the frailest, most gentle and peaceful things.” The Yosemite National Park 2025 calendar lets you share the spirit of awe Muir felt so clearly almost 150 years ago.

This 2025 monthly wall calendar features: Large blocks for notes | Superb printing quality | Heavy 100-pound paper | Deluxe 11- by 14-inch size

Yosemite places featured in this edition include:
~ Windswept snow on frozen Tenaya Lake

~ Majestic and thunderous Bridalveil Fall

~ Yosemite’s remote northern backcountry

~ Vernal Fall on the Merced River

~ Tuolumne River in Yosemite

~ Merced Lake in the high sierra

~ Alpenglow lights the granite dome at Smedburg Lake, Yosemite wilderness

~ Yosemite’s iconic Half Dome

~ Peaks Mount Dana and Mount Gibbs in the Yosemite high country

~ The granite pinnacle of Cathedral Peak above the Tuolumne River

~ Autumn color frames Yosemite Falls, the highest in the park at 2,425 feet

~ The waters of Yosemite Creek crashing down Lower Yosemite Fall


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Warbirds 2025 Wall Calendar


Warbirds 2025 calendar features innovative airpower from WWII to contemporary jet power. Aircraft pictured range from the America’s B17 bomber and the belated Messerschmitt Me262, to the RAF Tornado and the U.S.A.F. F86. Don’t miss the action in the air!This 2025 monthly wall calendar features: Large blocks for notes | Superb printing quality | Heavy 100-pound paper | Deluxe 11- by 14-inch size
Aircraft and events featured in this edition include:

√ B17s of the 381st Bomber Group position themselves to make their final turns on the approach for their base at Ridgewell in East Anglia. Fine weather welcomes the returning crews at the conclusion of another day’s operations during World War II. There will be some time to relax, just a little, after about eight hours of combat flying.

√ The Hawker Hunter is a truly worthy successor of the fighter icons of the Royal Air Force in WW II. The airplane served in all areas of the world in a variety of roles. Some 2,000 examples of this elegant aircraft were built and supplied to no less than 13 different air forces throughout the world. This still operational example is in the livery of the RAF Farnborough detachment.

√ Designed in the early 1950s as a universal military transport, the Hercules C130 has proven to be a quite remarkable “jack of all trades.” Operated by more than 70 different countries’ air arms and still in production after 60 years, the Hercules is the most widely used military aircraft in history. Of particular value in limited war situations such as Vietnam and Afghanistan, the C130 is one of the first aircraft to appear in any conflict situation. It is seen here in typical “in trail” mode as flown by U.S. forces in recent conflicts.

√ The T33, shown here, was part of the United States air show team during the mid- to late- 1950s when it was deployed as a VIP and press aircraft. Although now retired from the team, this T33, resplendent in the 1950s team colours, was seen a few years ago at several American air shows.

√ Fortunately for the Allied war effort the Messerschmitt Me262 was late in arriving at Luftwaffe squadrons. In the latter stages of WW II, however, the jet fighter proved a powerful adversary with much superior speed and the considerable striking power of four 30mm cannons. Seen here punching up through the cloud layer attempting to gain the “perch” position —above, behind and up-sun— on the B17 formation about to arrive. The perfect position for interception.

√ The realities of jet air combat became very apparent during the Korean War when U.S. Air Force planes tangled with equivalent adversaries in Soviet Mig-series warplanes. Reacting to this challenge, the U.S.A.F. set up an intensive and aggressive training routine at Ellis Air Force Base. The F86 was at the early forefront of this training and this pair in formation is an example of the professional airmanship achieved.

√ The appearance of the Focke Wulf FW 190 in the summer of 1941 came as a considerable surprise to RAF fighter squadrons. Since their success in the Battle of Britain in September 1940, the Spitfire had enjoyed a fair measure of air superiority in the skies over northern France. With greater speed, maneuverability, and much heavier firing punch—two 23mm and two 20mm cannons— the FW 190 easily outclassed the current Spitfire Marks and turned the tables with a vengeance. In early 1942 a somewhat confused Luftwaffe pilot landed the latest version of the FW 190 at a southern England base, having mistaken it for Holland. The design secrets thus revealed, the later Spitfire Marks began to challenge the FW 190.

√ Celebrating the service of Polish World War II ace Ludwik Paszkiewicz, this Mig29 is an outstanding example of ‘nose’ art. Paszkiewicz made his way to the United Kingdom in June 1940 and became part of the Polish Squadron (330) which gave such sterling service at that time and was immortalised in the Battle of Britain film. Falling in combat on September 27, 1940, it is fitting that there is currently such an elegant memorial to his service.

√ Originally destined for the Chinese Air Force, this P40 Warhawk was diverted to the U.S. 5th Air Force in the Pacific and assigned to the 7th Fighter Squadron. After retiring, the plane passed through several hands in Australia and was eventually restored to flying condition in 2002. Now owned by a French group, the P40 has appeared at various air shows since 2008. Immaculately finished in the colours of the 7th Fighter Squadron of the WW II period, the P40 is a magnificent reminder of the iconic P40 series. The 7th Fighter Squadron is still in service flying F22 Raptors— just a wee bit different! The image shows a group of 7th Squadron P40s on patrol in the Pacific area.

√ The 57th Fighter Group was stationed in Italy from 1944 to 1945. The 57th’s P47 Thunderbolts covered Alpine passes to ensure that the 20divisions of Axis troops in Italy could not make their way to fight in Europe. As the bar room song of the day had it, they were ”…skimmin’ the ridges to plaster the bridges,” and they did so most effectively. With virtually no air opposition, the 57th flew more than 38,000 air-to-ground sorties. including the Battle of the Brenner Pass – the source for this image. Intense flak from supporting German ground forces, however, inflicted significant losses on the 57th. The unsung heroes of the 64th, 65th and 66th Fighter Squadrons comprised the 57th Fighter Group.

√ A Royal Air Force Tornado flies through the Welsh low-level training area, known as the Mach loop. The area is used by all types of aircraft from many nations and affords superlative views of real low-level flying. The photographers are well known to the aircrew and are often recognised by a wave salute as they sweep past. Where low is low.

√ Developed from the Su17, the Russian Su22 is the export version of this formidable ground attack aircraft that carries the NATO code-name Fitter. An early example of swing-wing technology, the Su22 served with many air forces and is still current with the Polish Air Force. Lately Poland decided to retain the Su22 for at least a further three years as it is easier to maintain than their Mig29s and F16s. With more than 2,800 of the various types built, the SU22 is a real Cold War survivor.

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Volcano 2025 Calendar


The Volcano 2025 calendar features images by Brad White who travels around the world taking the hottest pictures anywhere. His remarkable photographs from inside volcanos take you as close to the fiery lava as it is possible to be without being broiled alive. No fire-proof suit needed here, just join the adventure.

This 2025 wall calendar features: Large blocks for notes | Superb printing quality | Heavy 100-pound paper | Deluxe 11- by 14-inch size

Photographs featured in the calendar include:

√ The eastern rim of the Marum crater (4,377 feet) overlooks the lava lake 1,000 feet below. This shot is special because the crater— formerly the main vent of the shield volcano Ambrym, an island in the archipelago of Vanuatu—collapsed during an eruption and no longer exists. When active, the lava lake pumped out a continuous stream of sulphur dioxide (SO2) gas and aerosols of sulphuric acid which, when mixed with moisture, created acid rain that caused considerable crop damage on the island. On the lower right is the main ledge halfway down the crater wall where we would rest before abseiling the final section to the crater floor. It was a dangerous descent as each movement down the crater wall could cause rocks to dislodge. Besides the danger of being struck and injured, the falling rocks could also cut the lines that we depended on to safely get down and then back out of the crater.

√ During earlier trips to Marum, I noticed an area inside the crater where I could get a shot that lined up the lava lake with one of our team members for scale. It was a very narrow ledge about 300 feet down the northern wall. Even though there was a vertical drop of 600 feet, the ledge became both a testing and training area for us using the gear we were taking inside. We found that wearing the heat-proximity suit severely limited our visibility and maneuverability,
so it was only worn closer to the lava lake’s edge. What makes the images of Marum even more special, is that the lava lake no longer exists because a volcanic event blocked the magma chamber and covered the area in rockfall.

√ Inside the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is Nyiragongo, one of the world’s largest craters at about 4,000 ft wide. The lava lake, which has been continuously erupting since 1971 is about 2,600 feet inside the crater. I have made this descent twice, using static lines set down the three distinct sections of the crater wall to the crater floor. There is an amazing sense of wonder when staring up from the bottom of a 2,600-foot-tall bowl of rock. It made me realise just how small and inconsequential we are when compared to the power of the Earth.

√ I took this image during the first of my 25 descents to the Marum lava lake. I was waiting halfway up the crater wall to avoid being hit by falling rocks from a team member making his ascent. Sitting on a small ledge 150 feet above the lava lake, I started to personify the shapes in the crater wall opposite me and made out a face with horns. Local village chiefs spoke about the black magic associated with Ambrym Island. The volcano was described as a great aunt that
visitors should be careful of visiting as she’ll be obligated to visit you later. This, of course refers to volcanic activity, such as ash fall or acid rain falling on the village and destroying its crops.

√ The cooling crust of the lava within Nyiragongo contrasts with the freshly exposed magma boiling underneath. Nyiragongo is considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world because of its particularly fast-moving lava. It can flow more than 60 miles per hour due to the high silica content of the magma and has caused several deaths in the city of Goma 7.5 miles away.

√ A close-up image, taken from the edge of the Nyiragongo lava lake, 2,600 feet inside the crater, shows the texture created by cooling lava. During my second visit to Goma, our team, which included a volcanologist from the local observatory, who had assistance from the United Nations to fly us to the summit. Each attempt was hampered by white-out conditions that prevented us landing safely, so we hired 50 local porters to carry the tonne of supplies and equipment we needed and trekked the six hours by foot to the top.

√ The immense scale of Nyiragongo is illustrated by a team member surveying the condition of the lava lake. During a previous eruption in 2002, 40 percent of the nearest city was destroyed and more than 120,000 people were made homeless. During the second ascent out of the crater, a rock was dislodged high up hurtling towards me. It hit and damaged the metal drinking bottle attached to my harness, missing my thigh by inches. Had I been struck, it could have shattered my femur causing life threatening injuries.

√ To reach the continuously erupting volcano Batutara in Indonesia, you fly into Bali, then across the islands to Lembeta, before hitching a ride on a fishing trawler. Our team stayed on the island for two nights, camping at the high-tide mark of the beach just under 3,000 feet from the eruptions. Each eruption could be felt and sounded like a freight train rumbling by only a yard away. There are 150 volcanoes in Indonesia, and 76 are still active. Because Indonesia sits at the convergence of several major tectonic plates, there is intense geological activity over the subduction zone.

√ Basaltic magma is ejected out of Batatara during a stombolian eruption. The volcano is a small island just under two miles wide and pyroclasts eject violently from the main vent during regular and intermitent eruptions that have lasted more than eight years. The summit of the strato-volcano juts out of the Flores Sea and sits 31 miles from Lembata, a regency in Indonesia. A steep bank cuts across the eastern part from the summit down to the sea. If boats get too close, they run the risk of being struck by lava bombs hurtling down the side.

√ The alkaline lava erupted by Nyiragongo has an extremely low viscosity, making it almost as fluid as water. Alkaline lava has a melting temperature of more than 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The fluidity and extreme temperature of Nyiragongo’s lava make for a particularly deadly combination.

√ A team member stands as close as humanly possible to the lava lake while wearing a heat suit during our first successful descent, where both of us made it to the crater floor. I took this image from the halfway point to get the compression needed to bring all the elements together. Marum was a special place for me and our team. Numerous attempts had been made to safely get to the crater floor and out again. Each trip our team found better ways of getting access as well as learning better and safer routes inside the crater. We needed to lay about 1,000 feet of climbing rope to gain access, including drilling rock bolts into the dense basalt rock at the halfway point. As I made this photograph, I could hear the continuous high pitch noise from the air tanks warning that the supply of cool air was nearly depleted.

√ The eruptions at Batutara were like clockwork, every 15 minutes large ash clouds, pyroclastic flow and lava bombs would eject violently from the vent. During the last morning of our three-day expedition, we packed up camp on the uninhabited island and headed to the bay for pick up. While waiting for my turn to be rowed out to the fishing boat, Batutara erupted again, allowing me time to photograph the early morning light illuminating the gas cloud.

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Union Pacific 2025 Calendar


The Union Pacific 2025 calendar features locomotives that made pioneering transcontinental rail service possible. Running freight through half of America meant long consists hauled by some of the largest locomotives ever built. From the steam era, a Union Pacific Type 4-12-2 from 1930, a Santa Fe Type TTT 2-10-2 from 1923, Big Boy 4018 (4-8-8-4) from 1942, on to 8,500 h.p. Super Tubine #14, and more. Roll on!

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Locomotives and trains featured in this edition include:
Union Pacific 3565 and another SD40-2 are leading a single-car eastbound Sidney, Nebraska local through a roaring ground blizzard at Durham, Wyoming, 13 miles east of Cheyenne on March 14, 1990. 3565 is on the south track; a close examination of the image will reveal the northbound track, sort of. This is bad weather at its finest.

Union Pacific 3802 and 3995 are on a double-headed westbound freight three miles east of Granite, Wyoming on February 1, 1953. 3802 was the third Challenger built (1936) and 3995 was the fifth from the last one (1943), both by the American Locomotive Company. This image was made shortly before the #3 Track between Speer and Dale, Wyoming was placed in service. Prior to that, a manifest freight could become a dispatcher’s nightmare, but most of the time the traffic could be spread out with judicious use of sidings to keep the hotter trains moving.

Union Pacific 828, a Class FEF-2 (4-8-4, second order) is on the approach to Buford, Wyoming with Mail Train #6 eastbound on March 30, 1952. The FEF-2 Class consisted of fifteen locomotives numbered from 820 to 834, built by Alco from an order placed in 1939. All were coal burners (converted later to burn oil), and part of the second of three orders totaling 45 locomotives. By 1961 only 844 was still operable. It remains available today for special trains, renumbered 8444 at first in deference to a new GP-30, but now carrying its original number: 844.

Union Pacific 9062, seen here on a freight at Valley, Nebraska on June 19, 1955, was one of a unique class of 88 locomotives. They were three-cylinder engines with a 4-12-2 wheel arrangement and the longest rigid frame of any locomotives anywhere. Known as the Union Pacific type, they were built by the American Locomotive Company in 1929 and 1930. 87 of them were still in service in 1954. These locomotives were expensive to maintain, but UP had a tremendous investment in them, so they remained in service until late 1954. All were set aside by late 1955, and the sole survivor, 9000, was saved and is on display in Pomona, California.

≈ Union Pacific 6294 (three SD-60M’s and a C44-9W) is leading a westbound North Platte—Seattle Expedited train (SECSZ) two miles east of Granite, Wyoming on March 6, 1992.

Union Pacific Challengers 3712 and 3715 lead a 77-car eastbound freight near Baxter, Wyoming on June 15, 1959. Baxter is located 19 miles east of Green River. Scenes like this one taken by master photographer Jack Pfeifer (who spent his working career as a claims agent with the Union Pacific) will become impossible to see as all steam locomotives would be set aside by the late fall of 1959. Both 3712 and 3715 were scrapped that autumn.

Union Pacific Gas Turbine 54, one of a class of ten, is leading an eastbound freight out of Ogden, Utah on July 22, 1958. These units were delivered as a single unit with a self-contained fuel tank in 1952. In July 1956 an auxiliary fuel tank was added to extend their operating range. (The auxiliary tanks came from 9000-series 4-12-2’s that had been scrapped.) By the middle of 1963 all ten turbines would be off the roster.

Union Pacific Super Turbine 14 is bringing an eastbound manifest freight through the Laramie, Wyoming yard in August 1968. Turbine 14 was delivered to the UP by General Electric early in 1961. UP had 30 of them on their roster, all rated at 8,500 horsepower. They were used primarily between North Platte, Nebraska and Ogden, Utah. The escalating cost of Bunker C fuel, coupled with increasing mechanical difficulties, saw units being set aside, as diesels once again could haul more freight at a lower cost. All were off the roster by early February 1970.

Union Pacific 3800 was the first of 105 4-6-6-4 Challengers built by the American Locomotive Company between 1936 and 1944. Here it is on September 18, 1956, in work train service. It sits in the 6,336-foot-long center siding at the east end of Hermosa, Wyoming, waiting for the main line to clear. 3800 would remain in service for another couple of years, mainly working around Cheyenne and hauling ballast trains.

Union Pacific 4018, a ponderous 4-8-8-4 Big Boy, is leading an eastbound 103-car freight out of Green River, Wyoming on October 12, 1957. The first 20 Big Boys were built by the American Locomotive Company. The first one, 4000, was delivered at Council Bluffs, Iowa in September 1941. A second order for five more would follow in 1942 and 1943. UP got their money’s worth out of 4018. It went into service in 1942, and it was set aside in 1958. Despite a relatively short service life —a little over sixteen years— it was operated 1,037,123 miles. Eight Big Boys were donated to museums and for display, but 4018 was not among them. It went to scrap in 1962.

≈ Here is a view of one of the busiest places on the Union Pacific as well as one of the most important. This is the mammoth Cheyenne, Wyoming fuel facility. During the steam era, day or night, summer or winter or any time in between, locomotives took on fuel and water; minor running repairs were also performed here. In this view are Big Boy 4002 and locomotive 5301, a Class T-T-T (2-10-2) built in 1923 by the American Locomotive Company being prepared for service. Soon, both locomotives would be heading out of town, and other engines would be under the coal chute.

≈ Union Pacific Consolidation (2-8-0) is hard at work, assisting with the 1956 sugar beet harvest, delivering many carloads of beets to several Great Western Sugar Company plants located in northeastern Colorado and surrounding states. It is December 8, 1956, and 6072 is picking up cars at Gill, Colorado. (Gill is located about ten miles northeast of Greeley.) 6072 was delivered to UP in 1908 and served for 49 years. It was retired in 1957 and donated for display to Fort Riley, Kansas, where it remains today.


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