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Ghost Dance 2025 Wall Calendar

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In the late 1800s, the Ghost Dance religion promised hope and resurrection at a time when Native American nations across America faced destruction. Misunderstood by authorities, the Ghost Dance sparked the savage attack on Sioux men, women, and children at Wounded Knee in 1890. Through his paintings in Ghost Dance, JD Challenger renews the bonds of strength and dignity linking Native Americans to their history.

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

Paintings featured in the this edition include:
Fancy Dancer

Fire In His Eyes

Gifts of the Mesa

Honors the Turtle

Little Wounded

Looking Horse

Many Hawks

Medicine of the Golden Buffalo

Son of Eagle Feather

Strength of the Buffalo

The Longest Journey

White Star’s Vision

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Great Golf 2025 Wall Calendar

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Enjoy Great Golf across America and beyond in this collection of links that ranges from Mauna Kea in Hawaii to Lahinch in Ireland. There are great public courses like Firecliff in California and private courses like The Reserve in Wyoming. Seeing these wonderful courses is a pleasure that will carry
a drive all through the year. Fore!

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Great Old Trucks 2025 Wall Calendar

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Pickup trucks were once used for, well, picking up stuff. They were a little rough around the edges, maybe a sticky stick shift and heat that only worked sometimes. But you could fill up the bed with full sheets of plywood, or the remains of a kitchen remodeling job. Great Old Trucks made you feel like accomplishing something… that you had and that you could. These old trucks should inspire memories.

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

Trucks featured in this edition include:
√ 1966 Ford F-100 Styleside Pickup

√ 1936 Chevrolet FB Pickup
√ 1968 Chevrolet C-20 Step-Side Pickup
√ 1979 Dodge D150 Li’l Red Truck Utiline Pickup
√ 1930 Ford Model 78A Closed Cab Pickup
√ 1976 Chevrolet K10 Custom Deluxe Step-Side Pickup
√ 1953 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup
√ 1957 GMC Suburban
√ 1949 Ford F-1 Pickup
√ 1971 GMC 2500 Custom Camper
√ 1935 Dodge KC Pickup
√ 1949 Willys 1-Ton Pickup

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Great Trains 2025 Wall Calendar

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In Great Trains Gil Bennett’s paintings capture the power and romance of riding the high iron. Modern steam is represented by a Pennsylvania 4-8-2, Rio Grande’s 4-8-4 and huge 2-8-8-2, plus Union Pacific’s 4-6-6-4. Famous passenger trains are pictured, too: Shasta Daylight, The Mail and Express, Puritan, and Portland Rose. These dramatic paintings are accompanied by historical captions describing each image..

This 2025 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:
≈  Steam in the Valley, Sumpter Valley Railroad, 1943

When the Uintah Railway abandoned its lines in Utah and Colorado, it put its locomotives and rolling stock up for sale. The Sumpter Valley bought their two articulated 2-6-6-2s, numbers 50 and 51. Converted to burn oil, a tender was added and the boiler saddle tanks removed. The locomotives served well hauling tonnage until the road closed in 1947.

Dusk. Union Pacific Railroad, 1974

This was the last helper grade on the Union Pacific as the rails climbed to a point between the Salt Lake and Utah valleys at 4,812 ft. Four SD 45s pull hard on the 9,000-ton train, as three GP 9’s shove hard on the rear, to keep the train at a steady 15 mph.

Kenosha Sunrise, Colorado & Southern Railway, 1935

Two diminutive locomotives, number 8 a 2-6-0 and number 69, a 2-8-0, take a short train up the 4% grade to the 9,576-foot summit of Kenosha Pass. The morning light rests on the 14,264 ft. Mt. Evans and will soon light the valleys and parks on this cold March day. The Colorado & Southern ran from Laurel, Montana to Dallas, Texas and had a narrow-gauge empire that ran from Denver to Baldwin, Colorado.

Morning train to Atchee, Uintah Railway, 1936

The Uintah Railway ran in the high valleys and washes of the Colorado Plateau of western Colorado and Eastern Utah, climbing grades up to 7.5% with tight curves. To battle those grades, the railway ordered two 2-6-6-2T locomotives from Baldwin. Baldwin built number 50 with the idea the steepest grade was only 5%, so the engine shops at Atchee added another steam dome so steam could be gathered from the boiler on the 7.5% grades. When Baldwin built number 51, it came with two steam domes. Here we see number 51 climbing up West Salt Wash Canyon. It has just crossed trestle 22-B heading to Atchee, with three water cars, seven box cars, three stock cars and a combine for passengers.

The Stanford in the Shadow of Mt. Shasta, Southern Pacific Railroad, 1955

In 1955, the SP took observation car 140, named the Sunset, and converted it to a business car, naming it the Stanford, after Leland. The car served the presidents of the Southern Pacific and later Union Pacific until 2022. The car has been refurbished and is in the collection of Railroading Heritage of Midwest America. Here we see Stanford on the rear of the Shasta Daylight as it heads north to Portland. A big AC-5 is running its last miles as it slowly moves up the siding while the passenger train passes. Today, this painting hangs in the car.

A Rose on the River, Union Pacific Railroad, 1946

A late running Portland Rose heads down the Columbia River Gorge on a summer morning. Due in Portland, Oregon at 7:00 a.m., the big 4-6-6-4 hustles down the track at 75 m.p.h. trying to make up for the lost time. The gorge is busy this morning as a barge motors upriver and a Spokane, Portland & Seattle Z-8 4-6-6-4 heads to Wishram, Washington on the other bank.

The Sun is out in Skagway, White Pass & Yukon Route Railway, 2023

White Pass & Yukon 3007 heads up the grades of White Pass. The train started at sea level at Skagway, Alaska and will climb to the 4,501-foot elevation at the top of the pass. The train is twothirds of the way to the top. The majestic Seven Brothers Peaks stand as sentinels in the Saw Tooth Range as a summer storm approaches. The locomotive is an E3000CC-DC narrow gauge diesel electric, sporting 3,300 horsepower, in the Black Mamba paint scheme.

Pennsy’s Perfection, Pennsylvania Railroad, 1956

Just north of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, M1 6783, digs into the rails to get her train moving on its way to Erie, PA. The big engine has been pulled from the deadline in Enola and patched up just enough to help move tonnage along the Pennsylvania’s Buffalo line. The locomotive may be old, but it was Pennsy’s finest; just a good locomotive that could pull hard, ride well and run fast.

Autumn Thunder, Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, 1946

In 1927, the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad took delivery of the L-131 and L-132 class Mallet-type 2-8-8-2 locomotives that held the moniker “world’s largest” for several years. ALCO built the huge locomotives to combat the stiff grades along the D&RGW system. The most challenging pair were Soldier Summit, UT, with a 2.4% grade, and Tennessee Pass, CO, with a 3.3% grade. This is L-132 3612 as it grinds up Tennessee Pass at a steady 12 m.p.h., while back in the train, another 2-8-8-2 and a 4-8-2 shove hard to lift the train up to the 10,221-foot summit.

The War Horse, Denver & Rio Grande Western, 1943

On a cool late afternoon, a MAIN train heads up the Soldier Summit grade. In charge is 1706, one of Rio Grande’s M-64 4-8-4s. It’s war time and motive power is tight and traffic heavy. The Rio Grande didn’t have any scheduled passenger trains through this area until later in the evening, however MAIN, or troop trains, could show up on the line at any time as they hustled the American boys off to war.

Hot Mail, Pennsylvania Railroad, 1956

Late November snow has coated Pennsylvania and the east. Train 85, The Mail and Express, is running on schedule as it skirts the Juniata
River. Up front, 8607, a new RSD7 heads two Pennsylvania passenger units and a long train of mail and express cars.

Rush of the Puritan, New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, 1944

It’s a snowy winter afternoon as New Haven locomotives 0716 and 0719 speed north to Boston with the Puritan. During the first year of World War II, the New Haven Railroad received twenty DL-109 diesel electric locomotives from ALCO. The 2,000h.p. units (A1A-A1A) were built for service on passenger as well as freight trains and arrived at the perfect time to help the power-short railroad.

 

 

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Gulf Mobile & Ohio 2025 Wall Calendar

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In 1940 a tangle of southern lines incorporated to form the Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad. Success followed and the new road saw three decades of growth. First among large railroads to adopt diesel power, the GM&O merged with Illinois Central in 1972. The south to north connection culminated in Canadian National’s purchase of IC in 1998. The Gulf Mobile & Ohio 2025 calendar looks at the line’s trains and engines in the years preceding the IC merger. All aboard the Rebel Route, eh!

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:

≈ Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 17, an 0-6-0 Switcher, is working at Mobile, AL on January 9, 1944.

≈ Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 1116, an Alco RS-1, looks good in a solid red paint scheme at Jackson, MS on August 16, 1969. The locomotive was built and delivered by the American Locomotive Company in February 1947.

≈ In 1962, Gulf, Mobile and Ohio management realized that their motive power situation was beginning to look grim. GM&O began buying locomotives, all from EMD. They started with 31 GP-30’s in 1963 and 1964, 48 GP-35’s in 1964 and 1965, 20 GP-38’s in 1969, 13 GP-38AC’s in 1971, and 15 GP-38-2’s in 1972. This is engine 727, a new GP-38AC.

≈ Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 1116, an Alco Model RS-1, delivered in March 1947, is sitting at Springfield, IL on May 8, 1954.

≈ Gulf, Mobile and Ohio ‘s Little Rebel Engine 352, is seen here at East St. Louis, IL in the summer of 1948. Originally painted in the light red and silver colors of the Alton Railroad, it is sporting the red and maroon of the GM&O with which Alton merged in 1947.

≈ Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 4360, an ex-Chicago and Alton Mikado (2-8-2) is being serviced at Venice IL in June 1948. At this time, 4360 was working in transfer freight service, complete with a new coat of paint.

≈ Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Motorcar 2509 with combine trailer 2553 running westbound as Train #9 is making a station stop at Mexico, MO in July 1957. 2509 was built by EMC-St. Louis in 1928.

≈ Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 101-A (F-7A) leads Train #1, the southbound Alton Limited pulling ahead of a Burlington southbound mail train just out of Chicago’s Union Station on June 22, 1963.

≈ Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 5296, an ex-Chicago and Alton Pacific (4-6-2) built by Alco-Brooks Locomotive Works in 1913, presents a striking appearance at Brighton, IL, located 60 miles south of Springfield in the summer of 1948. 5296 was on Train #12, the last GM&O passenger train ever hauled by a steam locomotive.

≈ Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 807-B leads four other F-3A’s on a very long westbound freight arriving at Roodhouse, IL on September 4, 1972. Roodhouse, with a population of about 2,000, is located on the Kansas City Line, 111 miles west of Bloomington, IL.

≈ Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 103A (two E-7A’s) is backing Train #1, the Alton Limited into St. Louis, MO Union Station on August 22, 1950. The two E-7A’s shown here were delivered by EMD in March 1945.

≈ Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 722, a Model FA-1 built by Alco in August 1946, sits at Venice, IL on July 13, 1961. GM&O purchased a fleet of FA-1 ’s, a total of 55 of them. Among the 55 was the first demonstrator of this class built.

 

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Hot Rods 2025 Wall Calendar

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Hot rods and custom cars have always represented the independent and rebellious spirit of America. A craze that started not long after WWII when G.I.’s returning home decided to strip down and modify for speed an old jalopy they could pick up for cheap. Whether cruising to the burger stand or racing at the drag strip, these lowered, chopped, flamed, and chromed cars got the looks… and the girls! It’s a trend that continues to this day and is more popular than ever. Hot Rod Artist Larry Grossman brings this exciting scene to life with his unique and highly detailed pictures in the Hot Rods & Kustoms 2025 calendar.

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Hot Rods featured in this edition include:
√ This blown Hemi-powered ’33 chopped coupe looks ready to take on all challengers, including that ’55 Chevy gasser rolling out of the garage at this classic Gilmore station.

√ Out for a cruise along the coast is this dandy ’32 full-fendered, 3-window coupe.

√ The Gee Bee Cafe is a cool Art Deco dive with a real 1930s Gee Bee Race plane on the roof! Perched on the edge of San Fransisco Bay, it’s just the spot for Bay Area rodders and bikers to hang!

√ The gangs all here at Custard’s Last Stand drive-in! Lots of fine rods, kool kats, and hip chicks just cruisin’ for burgers.

√ This classic Richfield station is the perfect pit-stop for a fine looking ’39 Ford kustom, a ’32 Hemi sedan, and a rat rod.

√ Here are a couple of cool bowzers just cruisin’ along the beach in their ‘ol skool ’32 Ford roadster.

√ Some good-looking rods and kustoms at this classic Signal station!

√ Nice selection of rods, kustoms, and gassers here at Crankshaft Motors. And note Norm Grabowski’s iconic “Kookie” T-bucket at the curb. As a kid, I saw this great rod on the TV show “77 Sunset Strip,” and I was hooked!

√ The beautiful Art Deco Pan Pacific Auditorium in L.A. was the site of many car and rod shows until in burned down in 1989.

√ Looks like Santa is taking a lunch break at the beautifully Moderne Streamliner Diner. Pretty nice looking “sleigh” Santa has there too!

 

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Howard Fogg Trains 2025 Wall Calendar

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Considered the all-time master of railroad art, Howard Fogg painted the power and majesty of the steel wheel on the steel rail. After rail fans discovered Fogg’s artistry, he spent the next 50 years as a freelance artist reinventing the steam age. In Howard Fogg Trains 2025, his paintings live on, commemorating the great age of railroading.

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

Railroads featured in this edition include:
Southern Pacific Cab Ahead

In 1909, the Baldwin Locomotive Works designed a locomotive with the entire boiler, cab and all, turned around. Over a period of 35 years, Southern Pacific put 293 oil-burning, cab-forwards into service. This painting pictures locomotive 4165, a Class AC-7 (4-8-8-2) leading a freight in the Siskiyou Mountains of southern OR, probably in about 1950.

Rotary OY Working at Los Pinos

Denver and Rio Grande Western Rotary Snowplow OY is plowing moderate snow just west of the water tank at Los Pinos, CO in January 1959. Rio Grande 487 and 483 are working the plow west. OY would have been called out at Alamosa the day before and prepared for the trip.

Lizard Head Pass

Rio Grande Southern 461, a Class K-27 Mikado (2-8-2) has arrived at the summit of Lizard Head Pass, CO with a southbound freight. Another K-27,
Denver and Rio Grande Western 463, was a rear end helper. It was cut in ahead of the caboose, and is now running around the train and will proceed on to Rico, CO light.

ALCO 2000

Likely an Alco FA set, probably in the 1940s. The only location even similar is Crozier Canyon near Valentine, AZ.

The Suntan Special

With Monterrey Bay in the background, Southern Pacific 3224, a Mikado type MK-4 (2-8-2) built by Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1913 and 2371, a Class T-40 Ten Wheeler, assembled in 1928 and the largest one ever built, are leading a long southbound passenger train on its way to Santa Cruz, CA and a day at the beach. Originating at San Jose, CA, and later at Oakland, this train sometimes ran in three or four sections to accommodate all the passengers it attracted.

Northern Steam

A Santa Fe 2900 Class Northern (4-8-4). There were thirty of these engines, numbered from 2900 through 2929, all “war babies” built in 1943 and 1944 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works.

A Wheat Country Memory

Rock Island 5104, a Class R-67 Northern (4-8-4) one of ten engines built by the American Locomotive Company in 1944, is leading a westbound freight across a virtual sea of wheat heading out of a storm in western Kansas during the late summer of 1945.

Rio Grande K-36’s

Denver and Rio Grande Western 481 and 483 are on a narrow-gauge freight in an imagined scene, showing a backdrop more like Marshall Pass, CO than anywhere else. Both locomotives are Class K-36 Mikados (2-8-2’s) built and delivered by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1925, a class of ten of them.

Milwaukee Road Branch Line Power

The Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad had its share of branch lines, so in 1946, they went to American Locomotive Works for a road switcher that could operate over track and bridges that could not support a heavy locomotive. Alco offered the RSC-2. The locomotive used an A1A-A1A wheel arrangement with two six-wheel trucks that spread the load more evenly over the track. Milwaukee purchased 22 of the 91 copies of this locomotive produced. This image shows 976 rumbling over a small girder bridge.

The Broadway Limited

In a scene reminiscent of the late 1940s, Train #29, the westbound Broadway Limited with double-headed K-4s Pacifics (4-6-2) led by 5471, is running along at 60-miles-per-hour. At this time, the Broadway was the hottest train on the Pennsylvania Railroad. 8797, a Class H-9s Consolidation, working a local freight, has cleared the main line and waits in a siding as the passenger train roars past.

Lima Superpower at its Best

The fall colors are at their best in Ohio, as two trains with Lima Locomotive Works power meet at Fostoria in 1944. There is a war going on, and both trains are moving coal. Chesapeake and Ohio Class H-8 Allegheny (2-6-6-6) 1659, one of a class of 60 locomotives built by the Lima Locomotive Works during and right after World War Two, is seen here with a loaded westbound coal train meeting 3059, one of 40 Class T-1 Texas Type (2- 10-4) engines built for the C & O in 1930, leading an eastbound empty coal hopper train in the fall of 1949.

Christmas on the Monon

Howard Fogg completed a series of watercolor paintings for John Barriger, who was president of the Chicago, Indianapolis and Louisville Railroad,
also known as the Monon, from 1946 until 1952. Engine 27, one of eight 1,500 horsepower Alco RS-2’s, is holding a siding while the Hoosier Limited runs past. Mr. Barriger left the Monon: he went on to the New Haven Railroad as its president.

 

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Illinois Central Railroad 2025 Wall Calendar

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The Illinois Central 2025 calendar features what was the longest railroad in the world in 1856. Illinois Central rails crossed Illinois, and eventually connected Chicago to New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico. Locomotives featured in the calendar range from a 1920 Lima-built Santa Fe 2-10-2, a 1942 IC-built Mountain 4-8-2, an unusual post-war ALCO RS-2 diesel-electric, and more. Celebrate the “Mainline of Mid-America.”

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

Locomotives featured in this edition include:
≈ llinois Central 4023, an EMD E8A, is on the point of Train #19, the southbound Chicago to St. Louis Daylight, making a station stop at Clinton, Illinois on January 17, 1953.

≈ Illinois Central 2745, a fresh out of the Paducah Shops Santa Fe Type 2-10-2, has just taken on a load of coal at Paducah, KY on April 27, 1957. Built by the Lima Locomotive Works in 1920, the 48 engines of this class were used in coal train service, and some of them lasted into 1959.

≈ Illinois Central 1196, a Pacific Type (4-6-2) is being prepared for service, as three employees put the finishing touches on it before the engine leaves the terminal at Paducah, KY on April 18, 1957. It appears that 2741, a Santa Fe Type (2-10-2) will be next.

≈ Illinois Central 2065, a Pacific Type (4-6-2), one of 46 engines built by American Locomotive Company between 1905 and 1912, is leading a local freight at Horse Branch, KY on April 19, 1957.

≈ Illinois Central 9219 leads a freight near Monee, IL in May 1969. Illinois Central never operated any of the “covered wagons” like early EMD F Units or GE FA’s or PA’s. They stayed with steam, and then jumped into the GP7 and GP9 market.

≈ llinois Central 4021, an E8-A built by EMD in 1950, is leading Train #19, the southbound Daylight, a day train from Chicago, IL to St. Louis, MO on May 4, 1955. It is passing through Waggoner, IL, a small farming town about 25 miles south of Springfield. After leaving Central Station, Chicago at 10:00AM it would travel 294 route miles to St. Louis in about seven and a quarter hours.

≈ llinois Central 9220-9221-9218 (All are EMD GP-9’s.) are bringing Train #77 into Dubuque, IA on August 20, 1959. Dubuque was known as a city with many meat packing businesses, and this line to Chicago saw a constant flow of meat reefers. In this view, empty reefers are arriving from points in the east.

≈ Illinois Central 3687 was one of 50 2-8-2 Mikados built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works from 1912 to 1924. In 1941, IC removed the pilot truck, boosted the steam pressure to 225 pounds, moved the headlight and made a few other minor changes. They created two 0-8-2 heavy switch engines that would be needed for wartime yard work without spending a lot of money buying new power.

≈ In the twilight of what was to be a short operating life, Illinois Central 2613, one of 20 Mountain Type (4-8-2) locomotives, is being serviced at Carbondale, IL on October 2, 1958. 2613 is a product of the Paducah, KY Shops, built there in 1942.

≈ Illinois Central 4001B, an EMD E-6A in an early paint scheme, lettered for the Panama Limited is at New Orleans, LA on October 3, 1943.

≈ Illinois Central 703, one of three RS-2’s on the IC roster, is switching at East St. Louis, IL on December 7, 1963. Illinois Central bought 702 and 703 from Peabody Short Line, previously the East St. Louis and Belleville Electric Railroad.

≈ llinois Central 3293 is an 0-6-0 shop switcher used to move locomotives being overhauled around the backshop. This 71-tonner is moving a locomotive at the Paducah, KY shops on December 14, 1956.

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June Breeze Jigsaw Puzzle by Jonathan Green

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Looking as if she is floating in the clouds, a young woman wearing pearls and an expansive woven sun hat is the subject of the original painting, June Breeze, by South Carolina artist Jonathan Green and transformed here into a 1,000-piece June Breeze jigsaw puzzle. The young woman in the painting seems as mysterious as she is elegant. Looking away from the painter toward something only she can see, she wears a white dress with puffed tulle sleeves and a billowing strand of tulle decorates her large woven reed hat. The result is a painting that is both beautiful and enigmatic. Though the expanses of white may make this a more challenging jigsaw puzzle to complete, the result will surely reward the effort in the working of it.
• Artist: Jonathan Green
• 1,000 piece puzzle
• Finished size: 19 by 26 inches
• Made in America
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Lizard Head Summit Jigsaw Puzzle by Howard Fogg

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The Lizard Head jigsaw puzzle pictures the San Miguel Mountains serving as a magnificent backdrop for Rio Grande Southern 461, a Denver and Rio Grande Western hand-me-down, as it pulls past the depot at the summit of Lizard Head Pass, about 20 miles southwest of Telluride, Colorado. D&RGW 463, which was on a short-term lease, has assisted the train to the top of the hill, and shortly it will be on its way, running light to the division point at Rico,  Colorado, with 461 and its train following about a one-half hour later. It is the early summer of 1951, the last year of operations on the Southern. Abandonment would follow the next year.

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Milwaukee Road 2025 Wall Calendar

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The Milwaukee Road 2025 calendar celebrates the railroad that eventually extended its tracks across the northern tier of the United States to the Pacific Ocean. Noted for its innovative electric motive power and passenger service, the line’s successes were overshadowed by weak management and strong competition. By Spring 1982, all Milwaukee lines from the West Coast to Minnesota had been abandoned, and in 1986 the remaining Midwest lines were absorbed into the Soo Line. Today CP Rail operates what remains.

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:
≈ Milwaukee Road 512, a Class L2-a (4-6-0) Ten Wheeler, is taking a ride on the Council Bluffs, IA turntable March 17, 1953. 512 was built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in October 1920.

≈ Passenger Joe E-21 leading Train #15, the westbound Olympian Hiawatha is making a station stop at Deer Lodge, MT on July 15, 1951. Motors E-20 and E-21 (Class EP-4) were geared for passenger service.

≈ Milwaukee Road 14-A and 14-B (two Alco Model DL-109A’s) are leaving Chicago’s Union Station with Train #5, the Twin Cities Hiawatha in March 1946. The train ran on a 6-hour 40-minute schedule on the 420-mile route from Chicago, IL to St. Paul, MN Union Depot. The locomotive paint scheme seen in this image lasted only about a year until a simpler scheme was applied.

≈ Milwaukee Road bipolar (Class EP-4) Motor E-4 is on the point of Train #16, the eastbound Olympian Hiawatha arriving at Deer Lodge, MT on April 29, 1958. There were only five bipolars built and Milwaukee Road owned all of them. E-4 was built by General Electric in 1919, and it had accrued almost 40 years of service, and mechanical problems began to occur.

Milwaukee Road 99-A (EMD Model FP-7 and F-9B and B-F7A) are on the point of Train #101, the Afternoon Hiawatha which departed from Chicago, IL, at 1:00PM for Minneapolis, MN, arriving there at 7:45 PM. The train is seen here near LaCrosse, WI in May 1969.

≈ Milwaukee Road 15-A, an EMD Model E-6A built in 1941, is on a commuter train, with aging commuter cars to match at Libertyville, IL in June 1956. 15-A would be traded to EMD for new power in 1961.

≈ Milwaukee Road employees referred to this piece of equipment as a Galloping Goose. It is known officially
as Inspection Car #16 pictured here at South Beloit, WI on May 22, 1954.

≈ Milwaukee Road 943, a Prairie-type Class K1 (2-6-2) locomotive built by the Milwaukee Shops in December 1908, is on a local freight, switching at Hilbert, WI on August 22, 1953. It would be scrapped on December 31, 1955. It served the Milwaukee well for 47 years.

≈ Milwaukee Road owned only two Baldwin Model RS-12 road switchers. 970 (later 926) was delivered in May 1951, and 971 (later 927) arrived in October 1952. Both were steam-generator equipped, allowing them to be used in passenger or mail train service if needed.

≈ Milwaukee Road Class EF-5 Motor E-39 and E-22, a Class EP-1A two-motor set, are both peeking out of the Tacoma, WA engine house on September 13, 1963. The E-39 looks utilitarian, but the E-22 has a face that even a mother might find unattractive.

≈ Milwaukee Road 16-A, one of two EMD E7-A’s in their original paint scheme, was delivered in 1946. The new EMDs pushed aside most of the steam power that had dominated rail service throughout World War Two. 16A and 16B lead an early Hiawatha train near Morton Grove, IL in June 1947.

≈ Milwaukee Road General Electric Motors E-32 A, B and D are assigned helpers at Beverly, WA, to assist a freight out of the Columbia River Gorge; Engine 1638, an EMD Model SW-1200, is on a local freight running along the Columbia River with several cars bound for the Hanford Nuclear Site on December 31, 1958.

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Mount Rainier National Park 2025 Wall Calendar

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Mount Rainier National Park in western Washington State preserves some of the best of nature’s scenic treasures. Described as an Arctic island in a temperate sea of coniferous forest, Mount Rainier is the tallest volcano in the Cascade Range and the largest single-peak glacial system in the contiguous United States. The Mount Rainier National Park calendar captures the park in all of its seasonal beauty through words and photographs by Ronald G. Warfield.

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

Mount Rainier locations featured in this edition include:
• Mount Rainier basks in a warm magic-hour glow of strong side lighting as shadows stretch across the slopes of Alta Vista. The Mountain is “out” as winter revelers flock to Edith Creek Basin to ski, snowshoe, or snowboard.

• The jagged flourish of Pinnacle Peak projects above snow-flocked subalpine fir and mountain hemlock. In winter, when clouds often obscure views of Mount Rainier, skiers and snowshoers orient on the Pinnacle and other serrated peaks of the Tatoosh Range.

• This altocumulus stacked lenticular cloud portended a storm which brought more than nine feet of snowfall and 100-mile per hour winds to Paradise. This was not a day to climb.

• As the 320-foot plummet of Comet Falls splashes into spray, rainbows embellish the mist. Day-hikers ascending the 1400-foot rise
on the 1.6-mile Van Trump Park trail before noon enjoy a cool rest break in the spectral mist.

• Scenery-packed Spray Park attracts lovers of flower-filled meadows who prefer to avoid crowds of other flower enthusiasts. Slowmelting snow banks conceal the subalpine meadow through June. Patience is rewarded in July when avalanche lilies fill every nook and cranny, as this becomes the supreme subalpine meadow in Mount Rainier National Park.

• Beginning in late June, yellow glacier lilies ring melting snow banks. As the snow banks disappear, white avalanche lilies carpet every open space in the subalpine meadow. Flower enthusiasts, hiking on the Skyline Trail a short distance from the Paradise Inn, easily imagine that an avalanche of fine snow has fallen over Edith Creek Basin. Energy stored in bulbs over several growing seasons allows the lilies to emerge from the snow cover and explode into bloom.

• A dense old-growth forest of Alaska yellow cedar, mountain hemlock, and subalpine fir once shrouded the flat-topped Bench on the northern flank of the Tatoosh Range. A fire in 1886 left only the cedars that stand as silvery snags among the recovering forest. Beargrass, formerly sheltered beneath the forest cover, now dominates the foreground view of Mount Rainier. Some beargrass clumps bloom every summer in this sun-drenched meadow along the trail to Bench and Snow lakes.

• Masses of purple subalpine lupine spread an intoxicatingly fragrant carpet over the sea of wildflowers on the Lakes Trail on Mazama Ridge. Upon viewing this scene, naturalist John Muir declared that the flower-filled meadows of Paradise Valley were the most extravagantly beautiful subalpine garden he had ever found.

• Only a few weeks after luxuriant summer flowers wane, the subalpine meadows reignite in a blaze of autumn glory. The crowds of summer flower devotees have vanished, but autumn at Mount Rainier National Park excites color connoisseurs to compare brilliant local scenes with the best displays in North America.

• Mountain hemlocks, silhouetted by autumn evening light, frame a tranquil scene reflected in an ephemeral pool in the Tatoosh Range. In one gigantic visual gulp, this balcony view provides just the right perspective for us to comprehend Mount Rainier, at 14,411 feet in elevation, the tallest volcano in the Cascade Range.

• A warm glow highlights snow-flocked mountain hemlock and subalpine fir and bathes the slope of Mazama Ridge with the final rays of the setting sun at the end of a perfect day. After storms have deluged Paradise with more than a third of the average annual 652 inches of snowfall, the rime and snow-flocked trees bow like white-cloaked monks facing away from prevailing winds.

• Mount Rainier looms over a monochrome wonderland of white. Standing at Glacier Vista after moist Pacific storms have dropped a prodigious amount of snow on Paradise, it is difficult to imagine that glaciers worldwide are retreating. Of the 25 major glaciers on Mount Rainier, the Nisqually is the sixth largest by area and one of the six that flow from The Mountain’s summit.

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