Forgotten railroads have been the subjects of my work. As a result, this month’s blog is about my latest watercolor. “Oxford, Pa”, the watercolor, is a memory come to life. Personal photos and visits to sites are the inspiration. In addition, this little town named Oxford holds childhood memories. The Purina Chow mill remained being serviced by the Octoraro Railroad.
The Octoraro Railroad was a short line railroad. It operated on what had been the Pennsylvania Railroad. This RS-2 engine, was from the Toledo, Peoria, and Western Railroad. It was sold to the Octoraro in 1983.
There is much gratitude for having such an opportunity to paint this scene.