January 04, 2011 11:24AM avatar
HighCommander Wrote:
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> Russo Loco Wrote:
> ==============================================
> > But I am being serious, Bill -
> >
> > The painting was not intended to be used as
> > documentation - it is based on documentation!
> >
> > According to the caption under Jeff Ellingson's
> > painting of #3 on page xx of George's book,
> > 'This painting .... shows the Elkton in its original
> > colors per the Baldwin Locomotive Works (BLW)
> > specifications .... which call for for painting
> > the locomotive and tender in "Olive Green &
> > Aluminum" and applying "Finish F 10".'  There
> > is a great deal of additional information in the
> > caption as to the basis for the colors used ...
> >
> > - Russo (muy) Loco

> Russ,
> Don't confuse me with facts, my mind is made up.
> Anyway, thanks for your contribution for 20. It
> may take a little research into the Museum's
> records on the F&CC, of which there are a lot. I
> will focus on the 20 (Portland) but, I think it
> will be like Henry Ford said about the Model T,
> "You can have any color you want as long as it's black".
> Bill

Hi, Again -

My interest in the RGS led me to move to Telluride in the early 1970's, and of course I want to see RGS #20 running again, painted black, with the RGS "Sunset" herald on her tender - my donation is proof of that.   I was just fantasizing about a possible Celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the F&CC in 2020, with #20 and #315 backdated a little - and temporarily - to stand in for F&CC 'Portland' and F&CC 'Elkton', respectively (all parties of interest being agreeable thereto, of course). IF that happens, you and I will be lucky if we're still around to enjoy it!!

As noted in the caption below the painting of F&CC 'Elkton' on page xx of George Niederaur's new book on D&RGW #315, the artist - Jeff Ellingson - is the curator of the D&SN Museum in Durango. Jeff takes pride in the accuracy of his reproductions of long-vanished scenes, and a good deal of research was done prior to his creating the painting for George. Several of the sources for the documentation on which the painting was based are cited in the caption, the reading of which may save you a significant amount of time searching through the CRRM records.

- Russ
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