Oil on canvas 20 x 30 in 50.8 x 76.2 cm
This painting of the ‘Mallard’, the world’s fastest steam engine is seen here passing through York Station.
Mallard was brought out of mothballs in 1988 when it took part in commemorations.
Designed by Nigel Gresley, this loco holds the record for speed, on 3 July 1938, the A4 class locomotive Mallard raced down Stoke Bank at 126 mph to set a new steam locomotive world speed record that still stands today.
I found a photograph of Mallard years and years later with the intention of doing a painting, this happens to be the first time I have painted a steam train.