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Date: 10/30/13 07:53
WAG Wednesday: Art for Art's sake...
Author: santafe199

…with apologies to the British band 10CC

Here is a quartet of rather artsy photographs from a railfan named Art claims no special artistic talent when it comes to shooting in an artsy-fartsy style.
All evidence to the contrary, I just think he’s being a little modest. One un-alterable fact I’ve learned in my years as a railfan photographer is that Art is
where you find him (oops, I mean it). I’ve known Art since 1978 and have shot with him on numerous occasions so I can say first-hand that...
Art has always had a little Art in him!

So it is with tongue firmly in cheek I hope you can find some Art in these 4 random photos from the collection of a shyly artsy fellow named Art…

1. Santa Fe rotary snow plow 199361 poses at Ness City, KS in November of 1991.

2. A cold, dark & dreary scene of a Santa Fe local approaching Abilene, KS in December of 1989.



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Date: 10/30/13 07:55
Re: WAG Wednesday: Art for Art's sake...
Author: santafe199

3. Santa Fe 4-8-4 3751 basks in the adoration of several dozen spectators at Wichita Union Station on September 3, 1992. This view from above the cab
of sister 4-8-4 3768 now part of the Great Plains Transportation Museum in Wichita, KS.

4. Santa Fe caboose 999291 brings up the rear of a westbound pig train at Matfield Green, KS in July of 1977.
(all photos by William A. Gibson Jr. [Art])

Thanks for looking back!
Lance Garrels (santafe199)
Art Gibson (wag216)



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Date: 10/30/13 08:34
Re: WAG Wednesday: Art for Art's sake...
Author: Thumper

Whenever I see "WAG" on the page my mind set reverts to the Wellsville, Addison and Galeton
in Pennsylvania. Long abandoned Pinsley short line.



Date: 10/30/13 09:03
Re: WAG Wednesday: Art for Art's sake...
Author: santafe199

Thumper Wrote:
> Whenever I see "WAG" on the page my mind set reverts to the Wellsville, Addison and Galeton...

Funny you should mention the WA&G. It turns out that WAG has indeed shot some WAG:

5. WAG 5026 taken in Topeka, KS on December 28, 1958.
(photo by William A. Gibson Sr. [Bill])

For more of WAG “Boxcar gems” see:
http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?11,2743848,2744010#msg-2744010 , http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?11,2802005,2802005#msg-2802005>; &
http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?11,2907239,2907239#msg-2907239>;




Date: 10/30/13 21:12
Re: WAG Wednesday: Art for Art's sake...
Author: MP4093

I'm lost in the crowd at Wichita. Nice overview Art.



Date: 10/31/13 17:47
Re: WAG Wednesday: Art for Art's sake...
Author: Cumbres

My wife and I were very fortunate to have gotten to ride that train through Wichita. It was a nice stop at the museum and we got to detrain in Newton.



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