Expres departing from Paddington station, 1950s.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Oil painting by Alan Fearnley, executed 1977, showing a steam expres hauled by the King clas 4-6-0 locomotive, King George V in the 1950s. The King George V was built in 1927 and was shipped to the United States in August of that year to join in the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Centenary celebrations. When back in Britain in 1954, it was fitted with 'Alfloc' water treatment, and was finally withdrawn from service in 1962, having travelled 1,910,424 miles.