FISHIN’

The framed size of this print is 11-by-14 inches.
This is a pencil print with a color highlight.

A young boy with his dog… fishing in the Chickahominy River. The Thomas’ Mill was once used by surrounding farmers to grind their grains into flour and corn meal. The area below the dam was a favorite fishing hole for the area’s young and the old alike for bream and small-mouth bass. The “Old Washington Highway” winds past this site on the river that divides Hanover Co. from Henrico Co. Sadly, due to the carelessness of local teens, this beautiful old mill was burned to the ground.

LITTLE BOYS DREAMS ARE MADE OF…

The framed size of this print is 11-by-14 inches.
This is a pencil print with a color highlight.

My first grandson loved playing with his Match Box trucks…he looked forward to getting down into the dirt. While making roads to everywhere, he pretended he was the driver, of course. I have pictured him pushing his favorite dump truck, making his “little-boy” truck-sounds while pretending the truck was a gigantic Mack and him the driver. The multi-ton Mack pictured was a dusty beauty, discovered in the excavation shop yard of the Duke Brothers Co. in Glen Allen, Va. Mrs. Duke had a son about the same age as Bobby, so she invited me to use their trucks as models and had me put her son’s name on her print’s license plate.

COWBOY AND ENGINE

The framed size of this print is 15-by-20 inches.
This is a pencil print with a color highlight.

This diesel was resting on the old Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac RR tracks in the Roundhouse area of the yard. I was hoping to find a “Blue & Grey” engine, but no luck;  the RF & P had been sold to CSX.

A retired RF & P engineer titled this for me:  “The back-end of a Seaboard Coastline, GP-40”.  The little boy was ecstatic…no matter which end it was.

STEAM ENGINE #601

The framed size of this print is 15-by-20 inches.
This is a pencil print with a color highlight.

The last of its kind, the tall, curved, one-lane trestle bridge at Hunton, Va, spanned the historically important Richmond, Fredericksburg, & Potomac R.R. tracks, from circa 1900-1985, when it was demolished.  The bridge is pictured here with the young boy watching the steam engine #601 “Patrick Henry” which is from the Governor Class.

I’m thankful to be old enough to remember the beautiful, but soul-wrenching, call of the steam engine’s whistle.  I have stood by the tracks and heard in the distance the loud-rumble on the tracks, seen the headlight and then braced for the earth to move beneath my feet as the huge, black engine passed.  I always remembered to wave at the engineer and the Red Caboose!

FISHIN’

The framed size of this print is 15-by-20 inches.
This is a pencil print with a color highlight.

A young boy with his dog… fishing in the Chickahominy River. The Thomas’ Mill was once used by surrounding farmers to grind their grains into flour and corn meal.  The area below the dam was a favorite fishing hole for the area’s young and the old alike for bream and small-mouth bass.  The “Old Washington Highway” winds past this site on the river that divides Hanover Co. from Henrico Co.  Sadly, due to the carelessness of local teens, this beautiful old mill was burned to the ground.

ENGINE NO. 2-1040 FORD

The framed size of this print is 15-by-20 inches.
This is full-color print.

Built by the Oren Fire Apparatus Co., Roanoke, Va.  The Ford Motor Co. manufactured the chassis and the OFAC supplied the body & pump.  The town of Farmville purchased it new.  The fireman in this drawing is Mr. Robert Saunders, who started his career with the Farmville Fire Dept. in 1982. Originally located on South St., a new building was opened in 1991, at its present location.  Fireman Saunders retired in 2005.  The 5-year-old boy and the fireman hit it off immediately.  Photography was on a cold and blustery day and the small fireman’s hat kept flying off.  Thanks to both for their help.  *Tom Herman of the ODHFS supplied the Engine’s historic profile.  “Thank you, Tom.”

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