Last weekend we visited Preston for a spot of shopping. This gave me the opportunity to make my way to the station with a view to finding a subject to paint. There was an organised train spotting group at the station so I didn’t feel that out of place. I would like to state here that I am not a train spotter nor do I own an anorak!

Parked up at the end of the station in a siding was Virgil Tracy, a class 57 loco. I subsequently looked it up afterwards. It just shouted out to be photographed and painted. I had to wait until the train spotters had left it alone as it did seem to excite them.

The resulting painting is shown here… I am trying to paint at home as the art group has now finished until the middle of September. 

As I mentioned I have researched the loco and the link HERE will take you to a video of the train in action. A bit sad I know, but there you go.

As ever…. thanks for taking the time to look.

Virgil

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