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Inspiration Point 1928, 
Santa Monica, California - Paintings by Steven John Koeppe, Dada Design
Union Pacific Challenger 3924 Passing Ontario Depot

by Steven John Koeppe - Acrylic on canvas, 24"x30"
A work in progress - January 13, 2015

I grew up in Ontario, California, quite close to the busy tracks of both the Southern Pacific and Union Pacific railroads. I always loved the architecture of the mission style Union Pacific station. It was rather humble compared to Union Station in Los Angeles. I'm working with a photograph that adorns one of the walls at City Hall along with a sketch I made of the station in 1972. This articulated steam locomotive is an early model Challenger, probably built around 1937. It boasted four lead wheels followed by two sets of driving wheels and four trailing wheels (4-6-6-4,) making it one of the largest locomotives, exceeded only by the enormous 4-8-8-4 Big Boys built during WWII. To see the photograph, CLICK HERE.


 
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