Live Oak Landmark – Naomi Brotherton
Live Oak Landmark
Matted 22 x 28
Engine and Engineer
Framed 20 x 27
In my youth riding trains was the best choice for travel. Going by car on dirt roads, usually muddy, was not great. However, there were many hours spent waiting for trains to arrive, affording many hours to watch the handling of the engines as they maneuvered equipment about the train yards. In this same cab space with the engineer pictured here, there would be a fireman who fed the flames by shoveling coal from the coal car which was part of the engine, essential to produce the steam to propel the engine and the train.
Fishing Cove 2
14 x 21 Unframed
As a native of East Texas, I knew many good fishing holes. The ponds, lakes or rivers were always surrounded with trees. This is no particular spot, but a chance to paint our precious trees which provide our oxygen. And our craft awaits our boarding. Let’s go fishing!
Caboose at a Switch
Framed 22 x 28
The caboose was a mysterious part of the train to me. Who had the privilege of riding in it? The Brakeman of course, and he conveyed his messages by hand-held flag or lantern signals. He literally rearranged the tracks at the switches as needed while the engineer awaited his signal to “go” or “back up.”