This past April 27, my NMRA Division (Mid-Central Region, Keystone Division) held its model railroad jamboree. The featured dinner speaker was railroad historian and author Dan Cupper. He spoke about Grif Teller's artwork and its use by the Pennsylvania Railroad. I had a chance to speak with him afterwards and inquire as to the whereabouts of my favorite Grif Teller piece, "Crossroads of Commerce" (shown below).
The painting was owned by Pennsy historian and collector Ken Murry. Unfortunately, he died at age 75 in a house fire at his home in Mountville, PA in April of 2014. The painting was destroyed in the fire. I last saw it on display at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg, PA sometime in 2013.
I was unaware of its demise.
This link provides more details. https://lancasteronline.com/search/?sd= ... n+Murry%22