Steam locomotive and train, Folkestone Warren, Kent, early 20th century.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Painted photograph by F Moore, showing a steam locomotive pulling a train along the cliff-top line at Folkestone Warren, Kent, with Dover Cliffs in the background. This line was laid for the South Eastern & Chatham Railway, and over the years has been subject to disastrous slippages as the chalk cliffs have eroded. The South Eastern & Chatham Railway was a joint committee which managed the South Eastern and London, Chatham & Dover concerns from 1899 and became part of the Southern Railway in 1923. F Moore was the collective name of a studio of artists operating in the first two decades of the 20th century. They produced many paintings and painted photographs of steam locomotives, prior to the advent of colour photography.