Shows: Gaithersburg '00

Here is a second page of photos from the 2000 show provided by Bill Kajdzik. Click on the thumbnails for larger images and use your BACK button to return. Download time may be **slow** for a modem connection.

Above left to right. A drop-fount, tall-globe lantern with an Erie Railroad "logo" globe; a "Reliable" tall-globe lantern from the Pittsburgh, Shawmut & Northern with a clear cast globe; a table of lanterns -- note the nice Handlan, tall-globe lantern marked for the St. Louis Southwestern in the immediate foreground; four fixed-globe lanterns.
Above left to right. Three steam whistles; a table of lamp lenses, a brass lock and very old B&O "screw-key" lock; a table of mostly brass locks.
Above left to right. A display case with castback brass locks; a table of steel locks; a model board (used to control an interlocking); a Unadilla Railway employee timetable and a New York, Ontario & Western Railway envelope.
Above left to right. Three early public timetables; a display of railroad brochures and other paper items; a builders photo of a Monon locomotive; a display of very early public timetables.
Above left to right. A table of railroad stock certificates; a table that includes a two-color signal; two views of an outdoor display of heavy signs, mostly cast iron.
Above left to right. Two cast iron signs; a wall display of signs; two photos of railroad dining car silver.
Above left to right. A telegraph sounder; a display of mostly spittoons; a Baltimore & Ohio Railroad stepstool; a telegraph key.
Above left to right. Finally, here are two of the show's highlights: The first two photos depict a brass Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad number plate from the nose of a passenger steam locomotive -- along with an admiring crowd. This was a beautiful and stunning plate which sold for many thousands. The second two photos show the late Ted Rose and a closer look at his work. Ted was an extraordinary artist who used the difficult medium of watercolor to show not only the visual complexity of railroading but also its atmosphere and romance. He was widely honored and respected within the art world as well as by railroad enthusiasts. Sadly, Ted passed away a few year years after attending this show.

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Thanks to Bill Kajdzik for the photos!