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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



Southern Railway Merchant Navy Class 'Union Castle' at Salisbury Station




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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