||Archival linen backed Union Pacific Railroad print of THE OVERLAND LIMITED OF THE HARRIMAN ERA. In 1917, a famous train is shown heading west past the spectacular cliffs of the Green River in Wyoming. One of the fast and graceful "Harriman Pacific" locomotives commands this all-Pullman train, hallmark of a half century of opulent rail travel in the West.
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.