7/11/2023 – 7 PM ET – Presented by author and artist J. Craig Thorpe
Collecting more than thirty years of paintings and renderings (including 2 featuring the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum), Railroads, Art, and American Life tells the story of rail transportation in America through the life and works of artist J. Craig Thorpe. His artwork depicts not only the golden age of train travel but considers the present and looks forward to a potential future.
Featuring more than 130 color illustrations and combining history, biography, ethics, and humor, Thorpe’s personal story joins with his paintings to invite the reader to relive the heyday of American rail and better understand the role of railroads in our society today.
This presentation highlights the book and Thorpe’s story and is specially tailored to an electric railway and traction audience.
This program will be recorded and available at a later date on the PTM YouTube channel.
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NOTE: This is a virtual event