Pardon Me Boy, Is This The Chattanooga Choo-Choo? by Patrice Burkhardt. Media: Oil on Canvas Gallery. Shipped in: Box. I was inspired to paint this impressionist oil painting from a vintage 1950’s photograph. The idea of painting smoke from these massive engines has always intrigued me. As I was finishing the painting I began singing: Pardon Me Boy, Is This the Chattanooga Choo-Choo? It was as if the painting had named itself.