Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway expres train picking up water, 1900.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
'Travel in 1900'. Oil painting by Cuthbert Hamilton Ellis, made in 1951, for a British Railways, London Midlands Region (BR/LMR) carriage print. The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway expres train is depicted picking up water at Walkden Troughs, Greater Manchester. In 1888 two important improvements in the water pick-up apparatus were introduced on the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway. One improvement was in connection with the power asisted raising and lowering of the scoop, and the other to enable tank engines to pick up when running bunker first. This was one of a series of paintings commisioned for carriage prints by George Dow, advertising manager of BR/LMR during the 1950s.