Twentieth Century Limited

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DIESELPUNK-Streamline Steam

Quote:—“Artist Leslie Darrell Ragan (1897-1972) created more than one hundred posters and calendar illustrations for the New York Central Railroad between 1929 and the late 1940s.n the late 1930s, Henry Dreyfuss, one of America’s leading industrial designers, streamlined ten brand new 4-6-4 Hudson steam locomotives for the New York Central Railroad’s 20th Century Limited, an express service between New York and Chicago. The engine pictured above may be the most recognizable locomotive of all time, appearing in many travel posters and photographs, as well as Charles Sheeler’s famous oil painting, Rolling Power (1939).”

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