I sat down with Gil in spring of 2006 and captured our discussion on video tape. I’ve edited this down to a few selections and published them here for you to enjoy (videos are hosted at YouTube.)


Elm Grove Depot:

Gil Reid discusses his latest print the “Elm Grove Depot” and the spectacular crash that destroyed it. (YouTube-open new page)

The Elm Grove, WI depot was destroyed by a spectacular train wreck mid-century. The print he’s discussing and a newspaper article reprint from that crash can be found at the Elm Grove Depot page




The Milwaukee Road “CannonBall” route and history is featured in this video.

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The Cannonball’s route is featured in the following prints:


He discusses his series of Interurban Railroad prints. (YouTube – open new page)



Amtrak Calendars:

Gil discusses his experience producing the artwork for the Amtrak calendars(YouTube-open new page)

Fellow Artists:

Gil honors two of his friends and fellow artists: Ted Rose and Howard Fogg.(YouTube-new page)



Gil discusses his career at Kalmbach Publishing Company. Kalmbach is responsible for bringing you Model Railroader, Trains, Classic Toy Trains and several other hobbyist magazines.(You Tube – open new page)


Art Business:

Gil discusses his experiences with being involved in the art business. (YouTube-open new page)



Lionel Train:

His father bought him his first Lionel train … and the rest is history.(YouTube – open new page)