Water colour by S. W. A. Newton of a 4-4-0 Great Central locomotive at Chesterfield

This water colour proves that S. W. A. was skilful with the brush, as well as the camera. Completed in 1919, it is a colourful depiction of the railway congestion that existed at Horns Bridge in the Derbyshire town of Chesterfield. At the centre - true to his own obsession - is the Great Central's 4-4-0 Class 11E 'Director' locomotive No. 434 THE EARL OF KERRY. Crossing the girder bridge on the right is a Midland Railway loco, whilst towering over the scene another Great Central engine hauls a passenger service across the girder viaduct which bore the company's Chesterfield to Lincoln line. On the right is the famous crooked spire of St Mary's and All Saint's Church.

Digital Reference: L1223
Creator: Newton, S. W. A. - 1919
Contributor: Leicestershire County Council
Type: Water colour
Format: 560mm, 390mm
Copyright: Leicestershire County Council
Source: Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland ( )
Identifier: DE 5864/ MC 19/ 3