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A right-side profile view of 4-6-2 locomotive No. 21C 2 'Union Castle' waiting at Salisbury station in about 1946. The locomotive is partially in shadow underneath a footbridge, and behind are a water tower and station buildings. A railwayman walks alongside the engine, holding an oilcan, while a porter pushes a luggage trolley over decking laid across the tracks. There are two men on the top of the tender shovelling coal.

National Railway Museum





oil on canvas


H 74.5 x W 105.1 cm

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Acquisition method

gift, 2004

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National Railway Museum

Leeman Road, York, North Yorkshire YO26 4XJ England

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