Following on from yesterday’s post, the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway is featured again today. The railway has given a sneak preview of their 2011 Christmas card.
This year’s card features a snowy watercolour by Frederick Lea GRA showing The Cornishman, the only named dining-car express to work over what has now become the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, sweeping through Broadway in the early 1960s. At the train’s head is the usual Castle class 4-6-0, perhaps taking winter holidaymakers away for their Christmas break.
Gradually this scene is being re-created with construction of a new down platform (the platform next to the train in the picture) well advanced.
The cards will shortly be available from the railway’s shops, price to be announced. In addition, a limited run of 850 20in by 16in prints are being produced and offered framed or unframed.
Each print will be signed and numbered by Fred while proceeds will go towards the Broadway station rebuilding fund.