NP 501 on Stampede Switchbacks Winter Card - The NPRHA reproduced some of Jack Christensen's great watercolor paintings of NP steam locomotives operating in snow conditions as Holiday Season greeting cards. Each card is commercially printed in full color, comes with a 5.7" x 4.4" envelope and has the caption shown below on the back. Each package contains twelve copies of the card shown above and twelve envelopes.
NP 501 and a second locomotive haul a cut of freight cars up the eastside of the Stampede Pass switchback line east of switch No. 2 in 1887. NP501 was one of two 2-10-0 locomotives purchased specifically for the switchbacks before the two-mile Stampede Tunnel went into service.