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New York Central System/Trains that Pass in the Night. ca. 1948.

New York Central System/Trains that Pass in the Night. ca. 1948.

Item Description:

Artist: C. GASCON
Size: 15 7/8 x 21 3/8 in./40.3 x 54.2 cm
Condition: Cond A-/Slight tears at edges.
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Reference: Ref: PAI-XLIII, 336

New York Central System/Trains that Pass in the Night. ca. 1948.
Most of the crack trains in the New York Central's "Great Steel Fleet" spent their time hurrying coddled passengers overnight between New York City and Chicago, presenting a challenge to the poster artists engaged to convey all that night time activity in pictures. This scene displays an especially creative use of light to dispel the darkness. The modern diesel's headlight stabs through the night ahead; signal lights stand sentinel on the four-track mainline; a towerman flashes an "all clear" to the passing trains, illuminated by a flood light behind the building; the warm glow of the observation car tells us the passengers on the famous 20th Century Limited are having a high old time. Above all the action, a full moon peaks through the clouds and is reflected on the Hudson River below. If that's not enough, the classic paint scheme on the Central's diesel locomotives was always known as the "lightning stripe."

About The Artist:

C. GASCON


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