An Australian Railway painting for a change. As usual, done digitally with an iPad and Apple Pencil. This is the ‘Spirit of Progress’ which was introduced in 1937 and ran over the Victoria Railways 5’3″ gauge (Irish Broad Gauge) network from Melbourne to Albury on the Victoria – New South Wales border. There is connected with a Standard Gauge New South Wales service which went on to Sydney.
I always thought there was something elegant about the design and have had it in mind to paint for ages. Admittedly, the streamlining of these locos was an afterthought – the S Class Pacifics were streamlined for this service and actually dated from 1928.