Skunk Train Water Tank
California Western 2-8-2 No. 45 takes on water in Fort Bragg, California on June 7, 2014. Mike Armstrong photo.
The California Western, or “Skunk Train” as it more commonly known, operates on approximately 40 miles of railroad between Fort Bragg and Willits, California. Passengers are treated to spectacular views of California’s coastal redwood forest in Mendocino county. The name “Skunk” originated in 1925. Self-propelled gasoline powered rail cars were introduced to the line. Some people complained about the odor, saying they smelled like a skunk.
Skunk Train Water Tank shows No. 45 under steam at the water tank in Fort Bragg.
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Our archival, art quality images like Skunk Train Water Tank are reproduced on acid-free paper with ink that is rated to be fade resistant for up to 200 years.
Each Skunk Train Water Tank print comes mounted in a 16″ x 20″ archival mat with backing board. All TSG prints are matted to standard frame sizes for ease of framing.
We cut our own mats. The mat colors may vary depending on what we have in stock but we always pick something that compliments the artwork. If you place an order and would like a specific mat color, send us a note and we will try to accommodate you. For Skunk Train Water Tank we usually use a double mat, often in shades of dark red, brown and/or gray. Sometimes we use the same color for both the inner and outer mats. This creates a different but equally appealing look. The print itself is about 11″ x 14″, which leaves an approximate 2.5″ border on the sides and 3″ on the top and bottom.
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