As the diesel locomotives rolled out of the American Locomotive Company plant in Schenectady, New York in the 1940's, 50's and early 60's, 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. In the Alco Locomotive Series there is but one steam locomotive, the 4-8-4 Niagara.
(Source: 1972 reprint of "Growing with Schenectady"... American Locomotive Company)
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