Monona Moon

Entering the causeway over under a full moon over Lake Monona in Madison Wisconsin, The Milwaukee Road passenger train, pulled by locomotive #172 is about to cross the Chicago & North Western main line in what was the only mid-lake intersection of its kind in America. Both railroads faced challenges while plotting their lines from the south toward the states capitol city and what resulted were not tracks around the lakes but across them.

The tower operator at the diamond could see water out of all four sides of his “office in the lake” but there was no time to daydream about fishing with the numerous trains coming and going every hour.

18 x 24 original acrylic painting was completed in 2006.

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