push-pull to lymington by Ian Temple

push-pull to lymington

Back in the days when you got to the coast by Steam train.. There were many branch lines in the "Sunny south". Here the M7 class locomotive, 30029, arrives, 'pushing' the train into 'Lymington Pier Head Station'. After arrival from Brockenhurst. From here you can connect with the Ferry to the Isle of White.. The scene is any Summer in the late 1950's
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This is beautiful. I like the texture of the smoke and the contrast between the black locomotive and the green carriage. The man in the foreground adds interest to the composition.
over 2 years ago
Thanks Lits. The man in the foreground, is the Signalman. they used to open and close the cxrossing gates by hand
over 2 years
fine detailed work Ian
over 2 years
Many thanks. I love putting the finer points in!!
over 2 years
Love trains and love this one - beautifully done ! warmest wishes leonora
over 2 years
Thanks Leonora.. Lymington is not far from where I live.. Trains still run on the branch. Sadly not steam of course!!
over 2 years
Hello Ian. Thank you again for reminding me of my happy schoolboy days as an 'engine spotter' travelling on the old Southern and Great Western Railways! Love your superb painting.
Best regards, Peter
over 2 years
My Pleasure Peter! Glad to help.. Why do you think my home backs onto the South West mainline at Eastleigh lolol Cheers IAN
over 2 years
Beautiful watercolor Ian, lovely colors and details. Congrats, Kati
over 2 years
Thank you very much. I really enjoyed painting this one - IAN
over 2 years
Wonderful watercolor Ian! I'm amazed by the amount of detail you've worked into this painting. From the locomotive, to the signals, to the level crossing gate all the details are spot on! Love it!
over 2 years
Thaks very much... I'm blessed with memories of seeing the steam engines up until I was about 13 to 14, by then they were all withdrawn from service. However. Once "Hooked" you dont lose your love of them!! Cheers IAN
over 2 years
Having been born in the forest (Ringwood) and traveled these lines so often when I was young, I love these tribute to steam paintings/drawings, you've created realy nice atmosphere with this delightful work, Chris
over 2 years
Hello Chris.. Thank you very much. I managed to travel on the line, a couple of times in steam Days. We had the Ivatt tank 41312 on the train., Which is now prserved at the Mid Hants Railway
over 2 years
Really nice Ian
over 2 years
Thank you Bev 8-)
over 2 years
great art work of the steam locomotive
love your style
over 2 years
Thanks JC.. Well being a lIfe Long Railway enthusiast helps!!!! 8-))
over 2 years
''Beautiful'' painting, Ian,, very nice to view,, Sincerely, Doris
12 months
Thank you Doris.. Much appreciated
12 months
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Ian TempleHi.. I'm Ian, I'm 59, I live in Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK. And I finally ducked out of the Rat Race in 2010, and decided it's time to crack on with my own Art business! I specialise in watercolour art, doings Railways Steam and Diesel, Aviation, Shipping & Maritime and Transport paintings. Plus I do landscapes a well.. Generally sticking to South Hampshire and West Sussex..
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