Famous Colorado Painting By Howard Fogg Donated To The Colorado Railroad Museum

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GOLDEN, Colo. - June 14, 2018 - PRLog -- Thanks to a gracious donation from Edward P. Trumble of Leanin' Tree Greetings of Boulder, CO., the Howard Fogg original painting "Headed for Trout Creek Pass" will be on display this summer at the Colorado Railroad Museum.  Painted in 1969, Howard Fogg painted this scene to be used specifically for Leanin' Tree as a card image.  Although most of the Leanin' Tree artworks were auctioned last year when the Leanin' Tree Museum closed, only so many from each artist were included in the auction. This painting was not included, and was given to the Colorado Railroad Museum because of Howard's deep appreciation of trains.  Ed & Lynn Trumble wanted one of the paintings to go to a railroad museum in his memory.

The Colorado Railroad Museum will have the painting on display starting June 11th for the public to enjoy.  Howard Fogg moved to Boulder, Colorado in 1955 and created more than 70 paintings for Trumble's Leanin' Tree line of greeting cards. Howard worked with another Boulder company, Owl Records, and produced four LP records of steam locomotives using recordings he made between 1955 and 1969.  Howard Fogg is often referred to as the dean of American railroad artists. He said of himself that he wasn't an artist who painted trains, but a railroader with a paintbrush and his love of trains is reflected in his work. Many of the artists that preceded him used exaggerated colors and proportions to emphasize the power and drama of a locomotive. Fogg broke with that tradition and became known for his startling accuracy and realism. He would ensure that every detail was correct, yet his work lost none of the drama and excitement of his predecessors.  Howard Fogg passed away in 1996 at the age of 79.

About the Colorado Railroad Museum:  Robert W. Richardson and Cornelius W. Hauck opened the Colorado Railroad Museum in 1959. Then, and now, our mission is dedicated to preserving for future generations a tangible record of Colorado's dynamic railroad era and particularly its pioneering, narrow gauge mountain railroads.

In 1964, the nonprofit Colorado Railroad Historical Foundation was formed to assume ownership and operation of the Museum.  The Colorado Railroad Museum has over 100 narrow and standard gauge steam and diesel locomotives, passenger cars, cabooses, an HO Model Railroad, and a G-scale garden railway on our 15-acre railyard. We also have a research library with over 34,000 railroad books, photos, artifacts, and archival records.


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