Pittsburgh Promotes Progress by Grif Teller
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Grif Teller painting  Pittsburgh Promotes Progress, features red locomotives and coal cars.

Credit: Courtesy of the American Premier Underwriters, Inc

For close to 100 years the PRR carried 10 percent of all freight in America, and 20 percent of all passengers. In this painting for Pennsylvania Railroad's 1954 calendar, Grif Teller featured Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's most industrial city, and the railroad's busiest freight hub. In the 1950s 1/5th of all PRR freight tonnage came out of Pittsburgh.

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