A painting of a steam train at The East Somerset Railway
The original painting of a view in steam train at The East Somerset Railway is 15.5cm x 15.5cm and is framed.
The East Somerset Railway is only a few miles from where I live, and I enjoy visiting occasionally to see the engines puff up and down. Wonderfully majestic they are too.
I have never painted a train before, so I thought i’d give it a go. I discovered this fine blue example in a siding. It was begging to be painted.
A bit about The East Somerset Railway
The East Somerset Railway was set up in the early seventies and is run largely by volunteers, who are passionate about preserving the region’s railway heritage and sharing it with the public. Their dedication and hard work have turned the railway into a thriving tourist attraction, attracting visitors from far and wide.
For over half century, these dedicated individuals have created something rather special, and It’s stirring to see these great machines live on into our modern age.
Stretching over 2.5 miles, the East Somerset Railway operates steam and diesel locomotives, providing visitors with a nostalgic journey back in time. The scenic route takes passengers through the picturesque Somerset countryside, passing quaint villages and lush green landscapes.
It all appears incredibly romantic Until that is you take a walk around the engine shed and then you realise that this is where all the real work is done. The engine shed is about as far away from The Orient Express as you could possibly get. It looks hard, potentially dangerous, and the site of back-breaking work. All credit to anyone who can handle this environment. Especially in winter.
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