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|"The Jupiter, Central Pacific #60"
Limited edition, fine pewter sculpture with exceptional detail
Produced by The Lance Foundry
for Greenwich Workshop
Dimensions: 19.5"L X 5"W x 7"H
Weight: 12.5 lbs
Pre-Production Artist Proof
|The Lance Foundry of Hudson, Massachusetts sculpted and cast this rendition of The Jupiter for The Greenwich Workshop in 1989. It introduced a limited edition print, Coming of the Iron Horse, by Sedona artist Frank McCarthy. This casting was also used to produce the sculpture, Attack on the Iron Horse by Michael Boyett.
Only 100 sculptures were produced and had matching serial numbers to the McCarthy print that was issued in a limited edition of 1500.
The owner of this sculpture is a train enthusiast. He purchased this pre-production or artist proof in 1992 while visiting The Lance Foundry and Gallery.
The sculpture has no date or edition number and is the only one available since the edition sold out in 1989.
The Jupiter was a 4-4-0 steam locomotive that made history as one of the two locomotives (the other was the Union Pacific No. 119) to meet at Promontory Summit during the Golden Spike ceremony commemorating the completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad.
Because the Jupiter was a wood burning locomotive the distinctive conical chimney, known as a "balloon stack," contained a spark arrestor. The devise was designed to prevent combustible materials from escaping and igniting the surrounding landscape.
The Jupiter was built in September 1868 by the Schenectady Locomotive Works of New York, along with three other engines: the Storm, Leviathan and Whirlwind. These four engines were then dismantled and sailed to San Francisco, CA where they were loaded onto a river barge and sent to the Central Pacific headquarters in Sacramento, then reassembled and commissioned into service on March 20, 1869.
|Of all the innovations of the 19th century, none changed the landscape of the American West more than the steam locomotive. A monument to speed, industry and westward expansion, the locomotive charged across the West changing the face of frontier life forever. Past and present collided in the prairies and plains as workers laying tracks for the trains met with resistance from local wildlife. Even the mighty locomotive itself with all its power occasionally ran into the unstoppable force of nature. "Huge migrating herds of buffalo could stall a train for hours," said print artist, Frank McCarthy. "For sport, travelers sometimes took potshots at them from the cars while they waited for the procession to pass."|