Some years ago someone asked me to paint them a Grange class engine but left the choice of loco to me. As I have a grandson named Ashley the choice was easy!
LYME REGIS BRANCH
Summertime on the Lyme Regis branch of the Southern Railway
"Battle of Britain" class "Biggin Hill" heads for Bournemouth at Lymington Junction
BODMIN AT ROPLEY
"Bodmin" starts out from Ropley towards Alton on the Mid Hants Railway...the "Watercress Line"
A Bulleid pacific with an express heading for London usually left Bournemouth Central very dramatically.
Lots of clattering wheel slip, smoke, and steam as it slowly got underway.
The bridge, long since demolished, across the River Stour at Wimborne.
Two record breakers at Southanpton.
"City of Truro" first steam loco to 100 mph, restored in the 1950s, and worked down from Newbury to Southampton Terminus.
"Queen Mary" Atlantic Blue Riband holder just in from New York.
"CORFE TO SWANAGE"
This painting was a commission for a volunteer track worker on the Swanage Railway in 2002.
"CROMPTON AT SOUTHAMPTON"
This painting was based on a photograph that I took myself. I'm not sure of the date but it was before 1967.
"DIESEL AND ELECTRIC"
Painted as a commission depicting some of the trains to be seen at Bournemouth in the 1990s. This painting was later used as the basis for part of a mural at Pokesdown Station.
"ENTERING BISHOPS LYDDIARD"
A happy memory of the West Somerset Railway a few years ago.
"EVENING STAR AT BROADSTONE"
The "Pines Express" with "Evening Star" jn charge,
Painted as a commission many years ago.
The "Bournemouth Belle" accelerates through Pokesdown Station soon after leaving Bournemouth Central en route for Waterloo
Painted when "Tornado" visited the Swanage Railway a few years ago.
Merchant Navy "United States Lines" preparing to leave Bournemouth West in1947.
Available as a limited edition print.
"Schools at Medstead"
The original painting was sold almost immediately and the only photograph that I had didn't do it justice.
Just before the Somerset and Dorset Railway closed in 1966 a "Merchant Navy" called at Shillingstone with a "Special"
A westbound express ready to head off into the sunset from Southampton Central
"Lode Star" leaving Twerton Tunnel between Bath and Bristol
"CLIMBING THE ALPS"
Based on a photo I took myself between Ropley and Medstead on the "Watercress Line"
"WINTER IN THE MENDIPS"
A crisp January morning in 1963 on the Somerset and Dorset Railway
Ready for a day's work.
"STARTING FROM SOUTHAMPTON"
Work in progress. Still a few things to add.
Which Merchant Navy will I make it?
Not the best photo I'm afraid.
ISLE OF WIGHT
I painted this over 20 years ago but it's still available as a print.
I'm not certain of the name of this viaduct on the Settle and Carlisle. But I remember that Ann and I climbed up the footpath and stood beneath it. It's absolutely massive!
"Crossing the Avon"
The Bournemouth Belle crossing the River Avon at Christchurch at the start of its daily journey to London Waterloo around 1960.
"BITTERN ON THE WATERCRESS LINE"