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This station and line now belongs to the East Lancashire Railway which runs between Rawtenstall and Heywood, plans are in hand for it to be extended to Castleton near Rochdale where it will join the main line. The scene features a Stanier 8F loco with a north bound goods train.


train, railway, station, steam, locomotive, bury


  • enilorak
    enilorakover 4 years ago

    fantastic! i love it.

  • Thank you, enilorak.

    – Tom Holland

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 4 years ago

    this one is so great! I love the light inside the cabin and behind the train. just beautiful tone too. well done sir!

  • Thanks for your comments,Eyelife, very encouraging for me. This one is quite different from my other paintings-lots of contrast-I’m pleased you like it.

    – Tom Holland

  • Matt Mawson
    Matt Mawsonover 4 years ago

    I like the nostalgic palette you’ve chosen for this, Tom. All your train paintings are excellent.

  • Thanks very much, Matt it’s good to use a limited palette when it suits the subject,but in this instance tese are close to the actual colours-looking into the sun at that time of day at that location.

    – Tom Holland

  • photo702
    photo702over 4 years ago

    Very nice work!

  • Thanks again, 702.

    – Tom Holland

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

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

  • WildBillPho
    WildBillPhoover 4 years ago

    Very cool image! What year was this taken?

  • Thanks,Bill.Most of the stuff in the picture can still be seen and photographed but this is what it would have looked like in the early sixties, it’s just that the shapes have changed. I try to paint things that I can’t photograph any longer.

    – Tom Holland

  • WildBillPho
    WildBillPhoover 4 years ago

    outstanding! I thought it wa a photo!!! Your work rocks!

  • AliceDoodles
    AliceDoodlesover 4 years ago

    Congratulations!!! You have been featured in 49er With Wheels group.

  • Thanks, Chris, glad I could contribute a rail scene to all those beautiful road vehicles!

    – Tom Holland

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Excellent. Congratulations on your feature!

  • Thank you, Cee, sorry not to have replied earlier, I tend to trip into ‘Painting Mode’ for long periods!

    – Tom Holland

  • Hertsman
    Hertsmanover 4 years ago

    Fantastic work. Your depiction of the brake van and the 8F are very good indeed.

  • Thanks, Hertsman, I was quite pleased with the brake van myself-it adds a lot to the scene.

    – Tom Holland

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