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This page is provided for us fans to share Gil Reid artwork that is in our collections, but not available elsewhere on this website.

If you have a Gil Reid piece you wouldn't mind sharing, or if you have additional info on any of these items here, please let us know so we can share it with others. (use the Contact Us link above)

If you have a Gil Reid original painting, I would love to know where these are, and perhaps you'd be willing to share a photo and/or a story of how you acquired it (you may remain anonymous if you wish.) There have been a few individuals that have contacted me expressing interest in purchasing Gil Reid originals. Please let me know if you have one that you'd be willing to part with, and I can get you in contact with those individuals.

Trains Magazine ran a wonderful article (December, 2006) displaying several other unique pieces by Gil. This article was written by Chris Burger, a good friend of Gil's, as well as the author of this wonderful life story.

Kansas City Union Station - The Glory Days

525 prints were reproduced, for the NMRA's Mid-Continent Region conference in 1984. It's called Kansas City Union Station - The Glory Days. It measures roughly 14 x 28. Gil was actrually there at the National Train Show and signed the prints individually if one so so desired.



A friend and colleague of Gil is interested in selling this painting:

"Provenance: Renowned railroad artist Gil Reid created this painting in 1976 on a commission for Hugh Stephens, a native of Virginia and a lifelong Southern Railway fan. After a postwar career in the early years of the airline industry, Stephens served for many years in the 1950s and '60s as Vice President-Sales for Kalmbach Publishing Co., then formed Amro Ltd., a model-railroad important company. In the 1980's and '90s, he was the executive secretary for the Model Railroad Industry Association. Stephens, who died in 2004, is a member of the Model Railroad Industry Hall of Fame. The painting, "Southern Gothic," depicts the Crescent somewhere in Virginia behind a Ps4-class 4-6-2. It includes Gil Reid's original signature. "


Please use the contact us link at the top if you are interested in getting in touch with the owner.


proposed watercolor

A customer is interested in selling this painting:

"I have a Gil Reid watercolor that I am interested in selling.  On the bottom of the watercolor it says " Proposed watercolor painting for William J Dewitt, III.,  20 by 14 (or larger).  Signed by Gil Reid on 02/24/76.  It is not in the greatest of shape, but a very cool Gil Reid, none the less."


Please use the contact us link at the top if you are interested in getting in touch with the owner.




A customer is interested in selling this numbered print:

"Some of these are private commissionings and my not have been widely seen.
Beautiful Gil Reid autographed  in 1998. This was a private commissioning. This is print #3 of 100. The print measures approximately 18 x 14 and is in perfect condition. Never mounted,  matted, or exposed to light.
Joe Zimmerman


These 5 originals have recently been sold and have a very happy new owner!

A customer is interested in selling all five of these original paintings:

Note one of these is the original Pennsylvania RR T-1 watercolor and was used by Kalmbach for one of their covers some time ago.


Brookfield Depot

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A customer is interested in selling these paintings. He calls them framed originals and says he bought them around 1970 in Rockford, IL. That are in very good shape.

The top painting is of the old Brookfield, WI Milwaukee Rd depot. The Canonball used to stop here.

Please contact me to get in touch with the owner.


One Gil Reid fan indicates he purchased these directly from Gil at an Art show at the Mount Mary College in Wauwatosa, WI sometime in the early 70's.

Both paintings are 14" x 22", framed to 22" x 29"


If you are intersted in purchasing either of these paintings directly from the seller, please contact us using the "Contact US" link at the top of the page

Wet Steel

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signature detail

Recently sold for $400, this original watercolor has a title: "Wet Steel" on the back along with a note that says "Brookfield". I don't think the scene depicted here is Brookfield, WI (Gil's hometown)

Does anyone know the story here?

The light in the center/top unfortunately is the camera flash.

For Sale:

UP 2-8-0 #440 at the North Freedom WI Depot
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signature detail

Signed & Numberd
Print For Sale

Gil Reid's signed and numbered #62/100 print of UP 2-8-0 #440 at the North Freedom WI Depot.

Originally sold as a fund-raiser for the Mid-Continent Railroad Museum, this limited edition professionally framed and matted print is no longer available. The print is in great condition according to the owner.

The owner is asking $450 for this print. Please contact us to get in touch with this seller.

The print is located in the Lake Mills/Madison, WI area, otherwise buyer would be responsible for shipping and insurance costs.

Names of Ships Pictured: "William H Downer" and "Katherine"

Names of Ships Pictured: "William F Soiez" and "Henry Phipps" and "Henry H. Rae..(?)"

Names of Ship Pictured: " Maitland No 1, Roen Steamship Co."

One fan shared these three originals in their collection. He said:

My dad loves ships from the Great Lakes. His father was a chief engineer on an ore boat back in the 1920s. My dad is 85 and when I asked him where he met Gil Reid he couldn't remember. He had him paint the attached pictures back in the middle 70s. I think most of these were from the area around Jones Island in Milwaukee.


If anyone has any more information on these paintings, we are interested in hearing what you know.

One fan sent this original that is in their collection and they're interested in selling it. It is currently not framed. The inset on the photo show the signature "Gil Reid-Brookfield, Wis Sept 24, 1967".

Does anyone have any more information about this print, or interested in purchasing?

Contact TridentofNaples at Earthlink dot net

Special thanks to Chris from Russiaville, IN, who sent along a note that this painting is called "Noonday Water Stop". This is the painting mentioned in Ernie Pyle's book "Brave Men". He painted it in 1939 and 1940. It was Gil's first published painting (1943, Trains Magazine) and he was deployed overseas at the time. This was the painting that launched his career as a railroad artist.

I found this Reid print listed for sale on Ebay. The seller indicated "To the best of my knowledge the print was offered for sale in the 1950's by trains magazine."

This one-of-a-kind original was painted by Gil and he gave it to me as a college graduation present. It depicts our shared hometown depot in Brookfield (Wis) on the fomer Milwaukee Road/Soo Line (now CP). This is the same depot in "The CannonBall", "Day Express Doubleheader".

Jon Barber had this print but Gil could not recollect the story around the painting or when he had done it.

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