Flashed in the night


Oil on canvas 54 x 81 cm

including post and packing

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Light reflects off the sides of a speeding “Mountain” of the Chemin de Fer de l’Est. These handsome 4-8-2s, introduced in 1925, had a mixed reputation. Although their haulage capability was never in question, they were suspected of being hard on the track, and they suffered several derailments. They were subsequently permanently limited to 110kph, but had long careers, the last being withdrawn in 1967.