The Model Conductor

The characters encoutered along the rail journey are part of the artist's experience.

"…the voice of Captain Rawlings, the model conductor, sung out, sharp and clear,
"All aboard!"
The locomotive gave a yell of delight. Ding-dong! ding-dong! we are off. Oh for the pen of Saxe, that we might express the joyousness of rapid railway motion!"
Part of the article "Artists' Excursion Over The Baltimore & Ohio Rail Road."

About this Document

  • Source: Harper's New Monthly Magazine
  • Publisher: Harper and Brothers, Publishers
  • Date: 1859