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The Southern Serves The South by markkarvon The Southern Serves The South by markkarvon
"The Southern Serves The South" was the slogan of the Southern Railway in the US. Here's my latest railroad piece. It depicts a Southern Railway Type Ps-4 Pacific locomotive. The Southern was reknowned for keeping their locomotives in pristine condition. Most railfans agree this was the most beautiful Pacific type locomotive ever made. I agree.

The green paint scheme was copied from the Southern Railway in England. The owner of the Southern Railway (US) made a trip to England and was so taken by the green paint scheme they used he implemented it on his railroad. It was an instant hit.
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Patriot1776 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Of course the Southern Railway would keep their locomotives looking pristine, whether steam or diesel!  It's part of the Southern Gentleman's tradition to be looking your best when plying your trade! ^^  Presentation matters, and keeping your locomotive spitting clean, shined up enough to pass a military dress inspection, informs your passengers and freight customers that your railroad line is a truly professional operation, operated by persons who truly know their stuff and don't take service shortcuts.  Thanks for this!  I can see too this locomotive has the hallmark 'Southern Valve Gear' that eliminated the need for crosslinks that was about exclusive to the Southern Railway.
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Wolfman-053 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
Looks like a 4-6-4. Am I right, or am I off target?
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It is a 4-6-2 Pacific.
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Wolfman-053 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
Okay, so I was 'close but no cigar'. Thanks for the correction. Nice work.
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jgallaway81 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your work is absolutely incredible. Some of it is so good that it takes a few moments to realize its art, not photography!
Absolutely spectacular work sir!
-J.D.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks great :)
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome. :)
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SteamRailwayCompany Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The Southern Serves The South!
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