Halcyon days on the Derry Road

Halcyon days on the Derry Road

What a wonderful painting. As are the rest of your pictures in your gallery. A pleasure to look at.

Beautiful hyperealism David in a tricky medium!

Beautiful painting David.

Thanks for your comments folks, much appreciated. Regards David

Three marvellous paintings David.

Lovely work - a pleasure to see here.

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'Halcyon days on the Derry Road' First railway commission of the season which is set in the early 50''s depicting Omagh station Co. Tyrone, and by a happy coincidence the main featured loco GNRI Q Class 131 was once again out on the mainline undergoing trials after an extensive restoration by the RPSI at the same time as I was painting it !! It is shown making a fine departure with a Londonderry to Belfast service via Portadown junction. The other featured loco is UG class 145 shown shunting empty Inglis bread containers into the bay platform for attachment to a later train and return to the bakery in Belfast for loading with fresh products and returning on an overnight goods train ready for the good folks of Omaghs breakfast toast ??. The scene is viewed from the south signal cabin and the signalmans sturdy personal transport is strategically placed against the lamp post on the up platform ready for a quick getaway at the end of his shift! As has always been the case d

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David Briggs

Self taught, member of Guild of Motoring Artists and Guild of Railway Artists. Paint solely in Acrylics

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