London Midland & Scottish Railway express bobmbed and machine-gunned near Bletchley

Made:
about 1945
commissioner:
London Midland & Scottish Railway Company
maker:
Norman Wilkinson

Painting, oil on canvas, 'London Midland & Scottish Railway express bombed and machine-gunned near Bletchley, October 1940', by Norman Wilkinson, about 1945. Depicts an express passenger train hauled by a Class 5 4-6-0 locomotive. A bomb explodes just in front of the train at the side of the track, and there are columns of smoke behind the train. In the foreground a permanent way worker bends over a colleague lying next to the track, and another worker stands holding his head. The chimneys of a factory are visible in the background, and there is a German bomber in the sky above. Signed by the artist at bottom left. Created for the The LMS at War series. Unframed.

Details

Category:
Pictorial Collection (Railway)
Object Number:
1977-5716
Materials:
canvas, oil paint
type:
painting
status:
Permanent collection

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