This may not be quite the type of calendar or pin-up that has been the topic of these posts, but I recently found at a local swap meet this 1947 desk calendar which not not only features great railroad related photos but also a print of a painting by Howard Fogg. Mr. Fogg is credited inside as the official American Locomotive Company Artist. Alco apparently produced a desk calendar annually for a time.
The above photo was among the 53 photos that “were selected by a distinguished jury from more than 1200 exceptional photographs” with the help of some noted railroad journalists of the day. Eight photos were included with the permission of author Lucius Beebe from his then yet unpublished book “Mixed Train Daily.”
While “Locomotive Pin-up” is the only picture in the calendar that is even remotely related to the topic of these posts, the rest of the pictures also were still very enjoyable for this lover of photos of vintage railroad related subjects.
And it didn’t hurt that the year of this like new, unused vintage calendar happened to be for the birth year of a certain forum member who shall remain unnamed at this time.
PS: That is the shadow of the clumsy photographer (who shall continue to remain unnamed) on the bottom of the pin-up photo, not a stain on the calendar page.