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Cornish Riviera express by Mike Jeffries

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Small (12.0" x 7.8")

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THIS PAINTING IS SOLD BUT YOU TOO CAN COMMISSION MIKE TO PAINT YOUR VERY OWN ORIGINAL OF YOUR FAVOURITE STEAM LOCOMOTIVE WHETHER BRITISH OR AMERICAN, A SOUND INVESTMENT FROM WHOM MANY REGARD AS BRITAIN’S LEADING TRANSPORT ARTIST. JUST E-MAIL mike@transportartist.co.uk

One of the oldest named trains the “Cornish Riviera” made its debut in 1904 and in this painting depicting the train in the 1950s ran non-stop to Pymouth where an engine change from a King to a Castle was necessary due to weight restrictions for crossing the Tamar bridge thence onto Penzance in Cornwall.

Traditionally, in steam days, the down train left Paddington at 10.15am [later changed to 10.30] and booked to arrive at Penzance at 5.10pm a credible time considering nearly half of the 300 plus miles were over fearsome gradients and severe curvature and included attaching a pilot at Newton Abbott and a engine change at Plymouth. The up train departed Penzance at 10am and was allowed 10 extra minutes for the journey probably to allow for the sometimes slow approach into Paddington during the rush hour at 5pm.

Please remember this image is my property and protected by copyright law.

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commission a painting, transportart, brunel, cornish riviera, gwr, king class, locomotive, plymouth, railway painting, steam engine, steamtrain, tamar, railart, mike jeffries

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  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyeralmost 5 years ago

    Nice gentle painting Mike. – Ted

  • Thanks Ted, I think you’re the only one who likes this, but never mind, you can’t win ’em all!

    – Mike Jeffries

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago


    Ground transportation vehicles built prior to and including 1949
    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • Rhonda  Thomassen
    Rhonda Thomassenabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature in the Transport group!

  • Many thanks Rhonda for the feature in Transport.

    – Mike Jeffries

  • BulliesInk
    BulliesInkover 3 years ago

    I love model trains, one day want to have one a steamer, nice work!

  • Mashy -
    Mashy -over 3 years ago

    oh lovely, the detail is lovely

  • peaky40
    peaky40over 3 years ago

    Awesome image great work Mike!

  • WOBBLYMOL
    WOBBLYMOLover 3 years ago

    woo hoo!! your on EXPLORE!!! congrats. this is beautiful

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyover 3 years ago

    very beautiful..wonderful artwork!!

  • Mike Jeffries
    Mike Jeffriesover 3 years ago

    Thanks all, didn’t know there were so many train nuts out there!

  • TREVOR34
    TREVOR34over 3 years ago

    Fab painting, absolutely love this one… I’m nearly sure I’ve been hauled by one of these on the Severn Valley Railway.

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