2D2 at Le Mans

Oil on canvas 55 x 38 cm



2D2 5406 pauses at Le Mans, the great staging-post for the west, with an express for Paris. These locomotives were nicknamed “Cyclops” because of their single central headlight. The red railcar in the background is a so-called “Formula 1”, a speedy vehicle which ferried passengers from branch lines to main-line stations.