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Amtrak wall calendar, 1983.

Multicolor printed paper wall calendar produced by Amtrak to promote its services. Annual calendar measures 23.5" x 33.5" and includes artwork by American artist Gil Reid.

Amtrak wall calendar, 1983.

Since 1974, Amtrak has been involved with the publication of an annual wall calendar that generally features a name train, new equipment or important pieces of rail infrastructure—and sometimes all three. The upper third of the calendar has featured artwork by noted railroad artists such as Gil Reid, Ted Rose and J. Craig Thorpe in mediums including watercolor, oil-on-canvas and photography.

Against the inspiring New York City skyline, which includes the World Trade Center towers and the Chrysler Building, the Boston-bound New England Metroliner passes museum-bound GG-1 No. 4935 on the Hell Gate Bridge. This famous structure, completed in 1916, would serve as the inspiration for the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Australia. Today, it carries the Northeast Corridor between Long Island and mainland New York.

The New England Metroliner is led by AEM-7 electric locomotive No. 946, wearing the Phase III paint scheme introduced in 1979 and pulling single-level Amfleet cars. The introduction of the AEM-7s beginning in 1978 allowed Amtrak to finally retire the GG-1s purchased from the Pennsylvania Railroad. In the painting, GG-1 No. 4935 is on its way to the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, where it remains on display today.

Artist: Gil Reid (American, 1918-2007) for Amtrak.

From the W. Mike Weber Collection.