'The Coronation Scot', 1937.

Wilkinson, Norman

'The Coronation Scot', 1937.
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm


Oil painting by Norman Wilkinson (1878-1971), produced as artwork for a London Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) poster, showing the LMS 'The Coronation Scot' streamlined steam locomotive and train ascending Shap Fell in Cumbria. The Coronation Scot travelled between London's Euston Station and Glasgow Central Station in Scotland, with a journey time of 6 1/2 hours, and in 1937 during test runs, broke a British railway record achieving a maximum speed of 114 mph. Dimensions: 1150mm x 785mm.

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