Sunday, December 23, 2018

The Atlantic Coast Line Champion Carries Christmas Travelers

The Atlantic Coast Line Champion carries travelers to be with their families for Christmas. This year, Remember to Take the Train. 

See my Atlantic Coast Line artwork at http://www.customtrains.org

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

A Chessie System Train Heads From Cumberland to Hagerstown

This Chessie System train heads from Cumberland to Hagerstown. A light snow begins to fall as the train makes its way east.  

See my Chessie System artwork at http://www.customtrains.org/chessie-system.html

Monday, December 3, 2018

A New York Central Train Heads to Buffalo From St. Louis

‪This New York Central Train heads to Buffalo with carloads of traffic interchanged from the Missouri Pacific and Gulf Mobile and Ohio at St. Louis. 

See my New York Central artwork at http://www.customtrains.org

Sunday, December 2, 2018

The Wabash Banner Blue Departs Dearborn Street Station Chicago

The Wabash Banner Blue heads from Dearborn Street Station, Chicago to Union Station St. Louis.  Wabash connected the people and places of the Midwest and the Great Lakes Region.  

See my Wabash artwork at http://www.customtrains.org

A Milwaukee Road Train at Aberdeen, South Dakota

This Milwaukee Road train heads west at Aberdeen, South Dakota.  Milwaukee Road was known as America's Resourceful Railroad.  

See my Milwaukee Road artwork at http://www.customtrains.org

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Thank You To All of the Railroaders of ASLRRA This Holiday Season

The short line and regional railroads of @ASLRRA provide first mile/last mile service to deliver the freight we need everyday.  Let's give a Big Thank You to all of the railroaders for transporting so many of our gifts this Holiday Season! 

See my railroad artwork at http://www.customtrains.org 

The Pennsylvania Railroad GG1: Classic Design in Form and Function

The Pennsylvania Railroad GG1 remains a classic design of both form and function.  The GG1s of Pennsylvania Railroad moved passengers throughout the Northeast on the Standard Railroad of the World.  This Holiday Season, Remember to Take the Train.

See my Pennsylvania Railroad artwork at  http://www.customtrains.org

A Florida East Coast ES44C4 at Port Miami


This Florida East Coast Railway GE Transportation ES44C4 leads an intermodal train at Port Miami.  Florida East Coast Railway is a member of American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association and is owned by Grupo Mexico.  

See my Florida East Coast artwork at http://www.customtrains.org/florida-east-coast.html

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

A Chessie System SD40-2 Leads a Freight Train at Cumberland


This Chessie System SD40-2 leads a general merchandise train at Cumberland, Maryland.   As we give a wave, today's train heads towards Cincinnati.

See my Chessie System artwork at http://www.customtrains.org/chessie-system.html

Northern Pacific Railway and Yellowstone National Park

The Northern Pacific North Coast Limited makes its station stop at Livingston, Montana.  Through its advertising and transporting passengers, the Northern Pacific Railway helped develop Yellowstone National Park. 

See my Northern Pacific artwork at http://www.customtrains.org/northern-pacific.html

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

A Boston and Maine Train Heads to Portland

This Boston and Maine train heads south from White River Junction.  Today's train carries wood chips for the paper mills at Portland.

See my Boston and Maine artwork at http://www.customtrains.org/boston---maine.html

Chicago Burlington & Quincy Locomotives at Lincoln, Nebraska

These Chicago Burlington and Quincy locomotives await their assignments at Lincoln, Nebraska. The Geeps and SD9 prepare to take a freight to Denver, while the two switch engines build a Chicago bound train.

See my Chicago, Burlington and Quincy artwork at http://www.customtrains.org/chicago--burlington---quincy2.html

Thank You CSX For Your Teamwork With City Year and National FFA

Thank you CSX for your teamwork with City Year and National FFA to help ensure a bright future for agriculture. This CSX train carries grain for export at South Carolina Ports. Teamwork between our railroads and ports helps keep our economy moving by fostering trade. 

See my CSX artwork at http://www.customtrains.org/csx.html

Southern Pacific Daylight Heads For Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal

The Morning Daylight begins its journey from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Power for today's train is 4-8-4 GS4 #4449. Today's train is scheduled for a 5:45 PM arrival at Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal.  

See my Southern Pacific artwork at http://www.customtrains.org/southern-pacific.html

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Remember To Take Metra This Thanksgiving

This Metra train takes #Thanksgiving travelers throughout #Chicagoland to visit their families.  This Thanksgiving, remember to take the train.

See my Metra artwork at http://www.customtrains.org

Monday, November 19, 2018

Soo Line Red Locomotives Poster by Andy Fletcher

Today I finished drawing a red Soo Line GP9 to complete a new poster of Red Soo Line locomotives.  Soo Line served the Midwest and the Great Lakes States.

See my Soo Line artwork at http://www.customtrains.org

Thursday, November 15, 2018

An Erie Railroad Train Heads West at Marion, Ohio

This Erie Railroad train heads west at Marion, Ohio.  Erie Railroad served the Northeast, the Great Lakes Region and the Midwest.

See my Erie Railroad artwork at http://www.customtrains.org/erie.html

Monday, November 12, 2018

Soo Line Twin Ports Switchers Duluth and Superior- Thank You David Buccolo



Yesterday and today I drew the Soo Line Twin Ports SW9 switchers, SW9 #2118 "Duluth" and SW9 #2119 Superior. Upon posting Soo SW9 #2118 I learned that David Buccolo was the Soo Line terminal Supt in Duluth Superior and worked on this project. Thank you so much, David, for your great work in helping to make these classic locomotives a reality. 

See my Soo Line artwork at http://www.customtrains.org/soo-line-posters--matted-prints--magnets--etc..html

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Seaboard Air Line Train With Interchange For Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac

This Seaboard Air Line train carries freight for interchange with the Richmond Fredericksburg and Potomac, with an ultimate destination for the Pennsylvania Railroad.  


See my Seaboard Air Line artwork at http://www.customtrains.org/seaboard-air-line.html

Thursday, November 8, 2018

A Penn Central Train Heads Towards Chicago

This Penn Central train carries carloads headed west for interchange with Burlington Northern and Soo Line at Chicago.

See my Penn Central artwork at http://www.customtrains.org/penn-central.html

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

The Wabash Banner Blue at Dearborn Street Station, Chicago

The Wabash Banner Blue heads from Dearborn Street Station in Chicago to St. Louis Union Station. As the train leaves the train shed from Dearborn Street, we see the signature Lee Overalls sign in the distance.  

See my Wabash artwork at customtrains.org/wabash.html

Monday, November 5, 2018

A Union Pacific Lumber Train at Dunsmuir

This Union Pacific train heads south at Dunsmuir with carloads of lumber.  Lumber carried by Union Pacific helps build our homes, schools and offices.

See my Union Pacific artwork at http://www.customtrains.org/union-pacific.html

Indiana Railroad Locomotive Drawings by Andy Fletcher

Indiana Rail Road is an ASLRRA member railroad that provides first mile/last mile rail service in Indiana an Illinois.  Indiana Rail Road also teams up to provide intermodal service between Prince Rupert Port and Indianapolis with Canadian National.

See my Indiana Rail Road artwork at http://www.customtrains.org

Sunday, November 4, 2018

A Lackawanna Train at Scranton

This Lackawanna train heads from Scranton to Buffalo.  Lackawanna was known as the "Route of Phoebe Snow."

See my Lackawanna artwork at http://www.customtrains.org/lackawanna.html

Saturday, November 3, 2018

New York Central Locomotives Await Their Trains at Detroit

These New York Central locomotives prepare to lead their trains at Detroit.  New York Central connected the Midwest with the Great Lakes Region and the Midwest.

See my New York Central artwork at http://www.customtrains.org/new-york-central.html

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

An Erie Railroad Train Heads Toward Chicago at Marion, Ohio

This Erie train heads towards Chicago at Marion, Ohio.  Erie Railroad served the Northeast, the Great Lakes and the Midwest.

See my Erie Railroad artwork at http://www.customtrains.org/erie.html

Monday, October 29, 2018

A Union Pacific Train of Hub Group Intermodal Containers at Rochelle, IL

This Union Pacific train prepares to depart Global III at Rochelle, Illinois with a long train of Hub Group intermodal containers. Railroads and their 3PL partners such as Hub Group work together to help save fuel, ease highway congestion and deliver the freight we need everyday.

See my Union Pacific artwork at my website customtrains.org

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Delaware and Hudson "The Bridge Line to New England and Canada"

Delaware and Hudson was known as "The Bridge Line to New England and Canada."  Delaware and Hudson fought hard to survive against trucking and a Northeast that was dominated by many railroad competitors. The D and H lives affectionately in our hearts.

See my D&H artwork at http://www.customtrains.org/delaware---hudson.html

Monday, September 17, 2018

A Milwaukee Road Freight Train Heads Towards Harlowton, Montana

Milwaukee Road was known as "America's Resourceful Railroad."  This Milwaukee Road train heads west towards Harlowton, Montana on the Pacific Extension.

See my Milwaukee Road artwork at http://www.customtrains.org/milwaukee-road-railroad-.html

Missouri Pacific Screaming Eagles Poster by Andy Fletcher

Missouri Pacific connected the Midwest with the Rocky Mountain States and the Gulf Coast.  Missouri Pacific was known as the "Route of the Eagles."

See my Missouri Pacific artwork at http://www.customtrains.org/missouri-pacific.html

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Pittsburgh and Lake Erie "Serves the Steel Centers"

Today I drew a Pittsburgh and Lake Erie U28B and have a new Pittsburgh and Lake Erie locomotives poster.  Pittsburgh and Lake Erie was known for its slogan "Serves the Steel Centers."

To see my Pittsburgh & Lake Erie artwork, visit my website http://www.customtrains.org/pittsburgh---lake-erie.html

Chicago and North Western Locomotives Poster by Andy Fletcher

Chicago and North Western served the Midwest and the Great Lakes Region.  C and NW connected agriculture, mining and industry and connected people and places with trains such as The "400."

See my Chicago & North Western artwork at http://www.customtrains.org/chicago---north-western-railroad-.html

Are You A Fan of Chessie System?

Chessie System connected the Eastern Seaboard with the Appalachian Mountains, the Ohio River, the Great Lakes Region and the Midwest.  Are you a fan of Chessie System?

See my Chessie System artwork at http://www.customtrains.org/chessie-system.html

Saturday, September 8, 2018

An Illinois Central Gulf Train Heads From Memphis to New Orleans

This Illinois Central Gulf train heads from Memphis to New Orleans.  Illinois Central Gulf was a railroad created by the joining of Illinois Central and Gulf Mobile and Ohio in an era of railroad mergers and acquisitions.

See my Illinois Central Gulf artwork at http://www.customtrains.org/illinois-central-gulf.html

Friday, September 7, 2018

Maine Central- The Pine Tree Route

Maine Central served the agriculture and industry of Northern New England and was known as "The Pine Tree Route."  Maine Central's brightly painted locomotives and rolling stock have remained a favorite through the years.

See my Maine Central artwork at http://www.customtrains.org/maine-central.html

Thursday, September 6, 2018

A BNSF Intermodal Train at Kingman, Arizona

This BNSF #intermodal train carries JB Hunt, Schneider National and Swift Transport containers across at #Kingman, #Arizona.  Railroads such as #BNSF and their #3PL #logistics partners efficiently move freight we need everyday. #WhyWeNeedTrains

See my BNSF artwork at http://www.customtrains.org

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Chesapeake and Ohio-For Progress

Chesapeake and Ohio was known for its slogan "For Progress."  Chesapeake and Ohio served the Eastern Seaboard, the Appalachians, the Great Lakes Region and the Midwest.

To see my Chesapeake and Ohio artwork, visit http://www.customtrains.org/chesapeake---ohio.html

The Illinois City of New Orleans 11"x17" Poster by Andy Fletcher

Illinois Central's City of New Orleans was made famous by the classic Steve Goodman song. Amtrak's Chicago to New Orleans City of New Orleans is named for this legendary train.  

See my Illinois Central artwork at http://www.customtrains.org/illinois-central.html

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

New Orleans Public Belt Railway MP1500D Genset Drawing by Andy Fletcher


Today I drew New Orleans Public Belt Railway MP1500D Genset locomotive #1504. Fuel efficient, eco-friendly Gensets of New Orleans Public Belt Railway connect the 6 Class 1 railroads and Port of New Orleans to help foster trade. New Orleans Public Belt Railway is owned by the Port of New Orleans & is a member of ASLRRA.  

To see my New Orleans Public Belt Railway artwork, visit my website http://www.customtrains.org/new-orleans-public-belt.html

Monday, September 3, 2018

Nickel Plate Road 765 Pulls The Joliet Rocket at La Salle Street Station



Nickel Plate 765 and Iowa Northern's Rock Island E Units will team up for an incredible weekend of railroad history September 15th & 16th. Ride behind NKP 765 and to see these historic Rock Island engines at Metra's Chicago La Salle Street Station.

See my artwork at www.customtrains.org

Illinois Central Locomotives at Markham Yard, Chicago

The Illinois Central was known as the "Mainline of Mid-America."  These Illinois Central locomotives prepare to lead their trains from Markham Yard, Chicago.

To see my Illinois Central artwork, visit http://www.customtrains.org/illinois-central.html

Railroads of Sacramento Poster by Andy Fletcher

The "Railroads of Sacramento" poster includes Central Pacific's Jupiter, the SP Daylight, "The Spirit of Union Pacific #1943", Amtrak & more. Find your favorite state, city or region of the USπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ & CanadaπŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ 11"x17" posters on my website page: http://www.customtrains.org/states--regions-and-city-posters.html

Sunday, September 2, 2018

A Railroads of Grand Junction, CO Poster For Dave's Depot

A "Railroads of Grand Junction, CO" poster for Dave's Depot in Grand Junction. If you are taking the Amtrak California Zephyr 5 or 6 be sure to stop in at Daves' for some great snacks & railroad memorabilia. serve communities across America.πŸš„πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

To see my railroad artwork, visit customtrains.org

Rio Grande "Mainline Thru the Rockies"

Rio Grande's direct mainline connected Denver and Salt Lake City and was known as the "Mainline Thru the Rockies.".  Rio Grande served the agriculture, mining and industry of Colorado and Utah.

See my Rio Grande artwork at http://www.customtrains.org/rio-grande.html

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Central Vermont Freight Train Poster by Andy Fletcher

I recently finished drawing two box cars and a caboose for Central Vermont to make a new Central Vermont Freight Train poster.  Central Vermont connected New England and Canada.

See my Central Vermont artwork at http://www.customtrains.org/central-vermont-posters--matted-prints--magnets--etc..html

Thursday, August 30, 2018

A Pennsylvania Railroad Train Heads From Pittsburgh to Columbus

The Pennsylvania Railroad was known as the Standard Railroad of the World.  This Pennsylvania Railroad train heads from #Pittsburgh's Conway Yard to #Columbus.

See my Pennsylvania Railroad artwork at http://www.customtrains.org/pennsylvania-railroad.html