||Archival linen backed image of BRIDGING THE MISSOURI RIVER AT OMAHA, 1870. This view from the Iowa bank shows the Council Bluffs-Omaha train ferry, H. C. Nutt, unloading at Omaha with the big railroad bridge in the background, building from the Nebraska bank.
Howard Fogg was commissioned to paint locomotive after locomotive. Of these numerous paintings, Alco had some forty-eight reproduced. Without doubt, Fogg was the outstanding artist painting trains. His capture of rolling stock as it passed through its native environment presents sheer beauty of both locomotive and background to the viewer. When Alco abandoned steam locomotive production in 1948 in favor of the diesel, the company had built more than 75,000 steamers.