Item #: 30285
The locomotive LMS 5305 (now 45305) is based at the Great Central Heritage Railway in Loughborough.
The view, I guess, could be Settle way.
A great painting.I love it.
I can almost smell the steam and smoke, brill.
That's a brilliant painting.
Lovely delicate colours.
A fine painting of such a handsome 'brute' and, also, of a ne'er-to-be-forgotten era. I think that I would have enjoyed being a passenger on this train's journey through the snow-covered landscape. I also like the dusky grey-green of the carriage livery.
Another brilliant piece of art (amongst many) by a good friend of mine Bob Overton.
Southbound at Ais Gill with Wild Boar Fell in the background.
I am absolutely thrilled to see that this painting of mine is still being enjoyed and loved today. I remember well doing the painting and seeing how much Arthur Old liked it. But I can't remember if he bought it from me, or his son bought it for him, or if I gave it to him. But I am so happy that it is still appreciated.
Hi Bob, I remember Father showing this picture to us one time we were over and after he died, our son decided he would like to keep it in his bedroom as a memento of his Grandpa where it hangs today.
Do you want the good news or the bad? The bad first. This is not from the 'golden era' of train travel. The loco became 45305 in 1947 and stayed as that until withdrawn in the mid 60s. The picture depicts a Settle & Carlisle line special from the 80s or 90s as evidenced by the BR blue and grey carriages. The good news? There is a Wigan connection because the last shed this loco was allocated to was Springs Branch. It is an excellent painting and is a credit to the artist.