Ready for the Road, Camden Shed

London Midland & Scottish Railway Company
Norman Wilkinson

Painting, oil on canvas, Ready for the Road, Camden shed, by Norman Wilkinson, about 1928. Depicts the London, Midland & Scottish Railway's motive power depot in Camden, north London. At left are two Royal Scot class locomotives. Number 6109 'Royal Engineer' is in steam, with smoke blasting from its chimney, and one of the footplate crew is climbing into the cab amidst a cloud of steam. Another, older engine stands on track near the shed in the background, while a further Royal Scot class locomotive is beneath a water tower at right, with its tender facing the viewer. Two footplate crewmen stand talking in front of number 6109, and another walks near the edge of a turntable, the outline of which is visible at the bottom right of the picture. Signed by the artist at bottom left. Framed and glazed. Original artwork for London Midland & Scottish Railway poster.

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Pictorial Collection (Railway)
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canvas and oil paint
Frame: 853 mm x 1230 mm x 79 mm,
Image: 752 mm x 1130 mm
poster artwork

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