"Ellis, Kansas - 1950"

by Michael Boss
Casein on Rag Board
From the Collection of the Ellis Railroad Museum, Ellis, Kansas

10.25" X 24" Image
75 Artist's Proofs $95.00 ea.
750 Signed and Numbered (Reduced Inventory) $75.00 ea.

In July of 1870, Ellis came to life around the Kansas Pacific Railway. Halfway between Kansas City and Denver, it would become the division point, supplanting Ellsworth, Kansas.

The print features Union Pacific 5032, a large 2-10-2 pulling an eastbound freight at mile marker 303. Behind 3052 is the large coaling chute.

To the left, a 400 Class is making up a local freight. From the far right to the middle left, is the car shop, powerhouse, roundhouse and turntable with a freshly out-shopped 2800 Class steam engine.

The last steam train through Ellis was on 22nd of  February, 1956.