by Marc Desobeau
Acrylic on canvas
Original Painting Image size 24"
x 30" Framed size 28" x 34" (wood frame)
In this exquisite work, Marc depicts the CURVO Crossover, which is about 15 miles
west of Evanston, WY, in the upper portion of Echo Canyon. The timeframe is about 1950. The top track is the westbound #1 one mainline, and the low track is
eastbound #2. Because of this crossover the tracks become what is known as a "left-hand" running double mainline. Most US double mainlines traditionally have
the engineer on the outside, or right side, of the two tracks for the purpose of viewing signals. From CURVO to STRAWBERRY the tracks run in the non-traditional
manner. UP 844 is leading train 23, the Gold Coast. The Gold Coast's scheduled arrival and departure in Evanston, WY, was about 4:15 AM, so it must
have been running late this day, as evidenced by the light of day. The 3985 is working a heavy train and was still a coal-burning engine at this time.
BONUS: The collector who purchases this painting will also receive one of the CURVO signs that was discarded by the railroad.
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