A set of limited edition prints depicting 65894 being prepared for duty on the turntable at York shed are being offered for sale as part of the J27 appeal.
Our longstanding Life Member and renowned railway artist, John Wigston has supported the J27 Appeal by painting a spectacular water colour picture depicting our 65894 being prepared for duty on the turntable at York shed – now part of the National Railway Museum. It is a moody study with the J27 illuminated by shafts of light beaming down through the windows in the roof and casting shadows on the pools of oil and water on the floor. A ‘supporting cast’ of other locomotives are seen in the stalls surrounding the turntable. These are from left to right 60501 Cock of the North, 60022 Mallard, 60147 North Eastern and, last but not least, 62005.
The picture area is 19" x 13". When framed the total size is 28" x 22".
We have produced a Limited Edition Print each individually numbered and signed by John Wigston. They will be sold at a price of £20 unframed or £50 professionally framed to a very high standard. We will be able to supply the prints by post unmounted for a further £2 P & P. We do not think that we will be able so send framed prints and these will need to be collected or delivered if mutually convenient. We hope that both framed and unframed will be sold in the Grosmont Shed shop and they will be available at our monthly meetings. This initiative has the potential to raise a significant amount towards the J27 Appeal and we do hope that many of our members will buy one. A framed print will be a superb memento on the walls of your home – lady of the house permitting. John is also donating the actual painting to the NELPG for sale and it is available for the sum of £1,000. Please send orders specifying framed or unframed to our Treasurer – Peter J Robinson, 57, Millview Drive, TYNEMOUTH, NE30 2QD
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