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C&NW Original Painting
“The 400s Grace Milwaukee’s Lake Front”
Here is a brief synopsis of the scene….
The artwork will highlight the Twin Cities 400. On track number one under the train shed is a 3-car heavy weight local which is bound for Madison, Wisconsin. the Cities 400 is just arriving on track two. The clock on the tower will read 4:15 PM once the hands are put onto the clock. Running a bit late the C&NW’s Peninsula 400 is just departing for Chicago on track number three. Outside of the train shed, on track number four, will be a streamlined 4-6-2 steam engine with a string of head end cars. On the outside group of yard tracks there will be the C&NW switcher #1001 shuffling cars around.
A phenomenal piece of artwork has been commissioned by Trainfest for the show. Prints and cards of the artwork are available for purchase through Heritage Art Editions.