My latest railway locomotive painting, Stepney of the “Terrier” class of 0-6-0 tank engines, which were particularly diminutive and originally built in the 1870s by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway. The class had long lives with members sold off to private owners, light railway such as those of Colonel Stephens and (unusually) other main line companies. Examples were still in service with the nationalised British Railways in the 1950s. Some including Stepney herself survived preservation to the present day. A sister “Waddon”can even be founding aCanadian museum.
The painting, completed digitally in ‘Procreate’ shows Stepney in her early days, though little modified over time much of her charm and character can be seen even today.