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LESLIE RAGAN (1897-1972)
THE NEW EMPIRE STATE EXPRESS / NEW YORK CENTRAL SYSTEM. 1941.
36 1/4x26 inches, 92x66 cm. Brett Lithographing Company, [New York.] Condition B+: replaced top margin; minor repaired tears and restoration in margins and image; minor creases along horizontal folds.
Steaming through an autumn landscape while making the run between New York City and Buffalo, this powerful engine rounds a bend so that her rear car is also visible. In 1891, the Empire State Express made her first trip. On her 50th anniversary in 1941, the New York Central Line inaugurated the "New" Empire State Express. According to the hyperbolic commentary written in a booklet released by the railroad for the occasion, this train, "which is truly magnificent [is] as completely comfortable as modern science can make it." The railroad also used this poster image for the cover of a brochure. Zega 154.