Postcard after a painting by F Moore, showing a South Eastern & Chatham Railway (SE&CR) continental boat train headed by a 4-4-0 steam locomotive (no 145). The SE&CR was formed from the merging of the South Eastern Railway (SER) and the London, Chatham and Dover Railway (LCDR) in 1899. In 1923 it became part of the Southern Railway. 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.
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