By Marlan Woodside
contributing writer 

Larry Fisher – 'Tehachapi Passing'

Friends of the Tehachapi Depot


April 15, 2023


"Tehachapi Passing," a work by artist Larry Fisher depicts the steam to diesel era of railroading using the world-famous Tehachapi Loop in Southern California.

Our Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum has just received, on loan, the beautiful steam to diesel transition era print of the Tehachapi Loop.

The print is being displayed on the west wall of the agent's office next to the map of the railroad's path from Bena to Summit. Here is a brief background of the artist. Larry Fisher's interest in railroading has been life-long. Born into a railroad family, as a child he exchanged railroad sketches with his father, whose work as a brakeman and conductor for the Soo Line had him traveling often.

Self-taught, in 1998 Larry retired from a 30-year career as a television cameraman and set designer to pursue his art full-time. His work has appeared on magazine and book covers, and eventually as limited- edition art prints. A stickler for detail, his tools include a magnifying glass and a number 1 paintbrush.

His persistent goal is to recreate on canvas an actual scene from a bygone era. The scenes he depicts are those that will never again be captured on film. Stop by the Depot Museum, 101 W. Tehachapi Blvd., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday through Monday to see this detailed artwork.


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