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This is an acrylic I painted back in the seventies and quite large 24x36 from a photo the present owner sent me. Ive asked him to e-mail a better shot which hes going to do soon.
This is of course an A1 Peppercorn 4.6.2 of the same class of locomotive as the newly built Tornadoof recent fame and is shown on shed being prepared for its next turn of duty on the road. The time and labour needed for preparation and disposal of steam engines was one of the factors that led to their demise when diesels became more readily available and sadly this is a sight no longer seen except perhaps on some preserved railways. Nowadays high vis vests and hard-hats would be in evidence, the pit would have signs or some form of fence around it and nobody would be allowed within 20 yards in case they breathed in the smoke! How on earth did we manage all those years ago without the Health and Safety jobs-worths there to protect us but survive we did-it was called common sense.
A painting like this of your favourite vehicle, British or American, in oils on canvas or board would cost about £2500.
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