Midland Railway single expres locomotive no 116, 1898.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Colour print reproduced from a painting by F Moore, printed by Alf Cooke, Queen's Printer, Leeds and published as a supplement to 'The Locomotive Magazine', January 1898. The Midland Railway (MR) was incorporated in 1844 by the amalgamation of the North Midland, Midland Counties and Birmingham and Derby Junction Railways. It became one of the most influential of the pre-grouping railways, with acces to many parts of Britain, with its steamer services forging links to Northern Ireland. 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.