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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

This is an acrylic I painted back in the seventies when my work was influenced by the late, great Terence Cuneo the doyen of railway artists. The painting was quite large 24″×36″ and this image is from a photo the present owner sent me recently. Due to a house move I’ve lost his contact details and if he’s out there could he contact me please.

This is of course a Peppercorn A1 4.6.2 of the same class of locomotive as the newly built "Tornado"of recent fame and is shown on shed being prepared for its next turn of duty on the road. The time and labour needed for preparation and disposal of steam engines was one of the factors that led to their demise when diesels became more readily available and sadly this is a sight no longer seen except perhaps on some preserved railways. Nowadays high vis vests and hard-hats would be in evidence, the pit would have signs or some form of fence around it and nobody would be allowed within 20 yards in case they breathed in the smoke! How on earth did we manage all those years ago without the Health and Safety jobs-worths there to protect us but survive we did—-it was called common sense.

A painting like this of your favourite vehicle, British or American, in oils on canvas or board would cost about £2000.

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Comments

  • Woodie
    Woodieover 4 years ago

    Hi Mike
    I love the very solid look to your engines.
    Cheers Neil

  • Thank you Neil, they were pretty solid things, plenty of places to knock yourself if you weren’t careful, drivers and fireman usually had a piece of rag or cotton waste in their hand before touching anything around a live steam engine!

    – Mike Jeffries

  • James J. Ravenel, III
    James J. Raven...over 4 years ago

    Beautiful work, Mike. That sure is a lovely engine.

  • Thank you, James, they did have a very balanced look with the 6ft 2in driving wheels and the drop of the footplate before the cab. As you might not know none made it into preservation but a group of enthusiasts have done the impossible and built a full size working example from stratch, named “Tornado” which heads special trains on Britain’s main line from time to time.

    – Mike Jeffries

  • Blended
    Blendedover 4 years ago

    Wow..your work is so well done! You are one of the best artists I know of.

  • Thank you, Peggy, that is the nicest compliment I’ve ever had, your are kind—————-and not such a bad artist yourself!

    – Mike Jeffries

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 4 years ago

    Another of your excellent paintings Mike! Good dialogue too. Agree about the H & S. – Ted

  • Mike Jeffries
    Mike Jeffriesover 4 years ago

    Thank you Ted, glad you like it. Yes the old H & S is maddening, you have to question the value of the present interpretation of it when emergency services were prevented from helping the injured in the recent shootings by some H & S muppet———————imagine if that had been the case during the Blitz.

  • Gary Fernandez
    Gary Fernandezabout 3 years ago


    Too many to choose from Mike, brilliant.

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 2 years ago

    Nice one Mike – ted

  • DarrenDarby79
    DarrenDarby79over 1 year ago

    Hi Mike long time no speak i’ve just read the description on this painting and read what you put about getting in contact with you. Hope all is well with you, i still have the painting if you were wondering. speak soon i hope :) Darren

  • Hello Darren,
    I’m now living in Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, glad to hear you still have the painting of Kenilworth and would love to see it in the flesh again but I’d probably want it back to repaint it in oils! If you want e-mail me on mike@transportartist.co.uk.

    Regards

    Mike

    – Mike Jeffries

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