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A busy platform scene at King's Cross Station as a train of East Coast Joint Stock carriages is prepared for departure. One carriage has a destination board for Edinburgh and Perth 'via the Forth Bridge', another for Aberdeen 'via the Forth & Tay Bridges' and the third for Perth. There are groups of passengers and their servants, including a ghillie, Indian ayah, grooms and footmen. A soldier kisses his wife goodbye.

National Railway Museum

York


Date

1893

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 113.1 x W 210.7 cm

Accession number

1995-7843

Acquisition method

obtained as a result of a direct claim of redundant material from the nationalised railway, 1953

Work type

Painting

Signature/marks description

Geo. Earl


National Railway Museum

Leeman Road, York, North Yorkshire YO26 4XJ England

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