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but whatever...What if, USRA never died after WW1? 

For those who don't know, the USRA (United States Railroad Administration) was basically the American version of British Railways, in other words, completely nationalized and operated by the government, like Amtrak today(unfortunately). It lasted from 1917 to 1920 and left us with standard locomotives that many railroads would copy until the 1930's-40's. One so copy would be Southern PS-4 number 1401, a copy of the standard heavy pacific. There are eight surviving USRA standard designs that are true ones and not copies today.

Six light mikados (2-8-2) :  :bulletblue: Baltimore & Ohio #4500 (the very first USRA loco period) 

                            :bulletred: Frisco #4003 

                            :bulletred: Frisco #4018 

                            :bulletyellow: Union Pacific #2537 

                            :bulletyellow: Lake Eire and Western #5541/Nickle Plate Road #587 

                            Bullet; Red Grand Trunk Western #3734 (4070)  

One light Pacific:  

                            Bullet; Purple  Atlantic Coast Line 1504 (which is going under restoration as of now) 

and one light Santa Fe (2-10-2) : 

                            Bullet; Yellow  Duluth, Missabe, & Iron Range #502 

and then there are six Russian Decapods (2-10-0) that weren't USRA standards but they did serve the administration after the Russian Civil War forced the Imperials to cancel the order (a lot of good that did them). 

                            Bullet; Green  Seaboard Air Line #544 

                            Bullet; Red  Frisco #1630, #1632 (which could also be a Southern decapod), #1621, #1615, and #1625  

And then of course there are tons of USRA copies or inspired designs that are too numerous to put on this journal. 

But what if USRA never went away? What do you think our passenger service would have looked like? Do you think they would have been bright and colorful like British Railways (early years), or dark and dated like Black whether they be passenger or freight engines? Would our best engines have come sooner or later? Would we have stayed true to steam longer or shorter? 

You tell me.....I could make a contest out of this....I would just need to think up a few rules. 

I'm just gonna mention these guys so that they would know and give their thoughts on the subject. 

:icondarthmaul90: :iconmetalheadrailfan: :iconwaningdaylight: 


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Seth Crawford
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United States
I am not the greatest artist you'll ever meet but I'm trying to teach myself. I like anything military, sports, railroading, and vore ^-^

Commission info: My E-mail is, if you want to commission me send me a note on DA.

Disclaimer: I have the right to refuse commissions to anyone over anything for any reason


Oral vore,

basic poses


silly comics

ze ladies (for the most part)


Thomas the Tank Engine versions of locomotives

will not draw:

smutty stuff (will draw sexy poses, just no smut)

porn (will draw flirting, kissing and hugging, but outright sex is out of the question)

anti-religious (especially anti-christianity, you ask me to do that you WILL get reported, or at least chewed out),

political arguments,

mechs due to lack of experience with them (transformers are included, sorry),

mean stupid or outright offencive jokes like the kind in MAD or Family Guy,

sports (due to lack of experience, but I would love to do that),

Anti-Sonic the Hedgehog (anti Mario maybe)


prices will be paid with U.S. dollars:


sketches or doodles: $2

sketches w/backgrounds: $5

Lineart: 8$
w/ Background: 10$

Full color: $12
w background: $15 (that would be very challenging to me as of now)

extra characters: $2 each (animals are included)

computer program:

sketch or doodle: $5
w/background: $10 (because it's very time consuming)

Lineart: $20
w/ background: $30

Full Colored: $40
w/ background: $50

extra characters (including animals) : $5 a piece

Black and white photograph converted to color: $10-25, depending on the method I use ans how time consuming it is, BUT I will negotiate for best deal.

Locomotives: It depends on how big the engine is and how detailed it is, for example, a simple 0-6-0 tank engine would most likely be $5, and something like a Union Pacific Big Boy (4-8-8-4) would be $75, that range would be my range, again it depends on the locomotive.

(No Estimates)

Written commissions:

One penny per word, will try to be as efficient as possible.

The reason why my rates for a computer program are so much higher than pencil, is that it's much more time consuming and I seriously need the extra dough. There will be three slots for one commision, if you want a commision from me, please have a clear idea of what you want, and a good reference of your character(s) unless you want me to use my imagination which might not go so well.

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