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S.W. Johnson: Midland Railway Locomotive Engineer Artist
Wyvern Publications

S.W. Johnson: Midland Railway Locomotive Engineer Artist

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Apart from war service, the writer has lived all his life in the Grimsby and Cleethorpes areas. He was never particularly influenced by his local railways, the Great Northern and Great Central sections of the LNER, or their locomotives.

From his earliest years it was always the variation of shape and form of the steam locomotive which fascinated, and this developed into an especial interest in the aesthetic aspect of design. Photographs, paintings, drawings and models of steam locomotives have afforded the utmost pleasure, and those which portrayed the S. W. Johnson locomotive made an indelible impression on his mind as standing apart from all others, for elegance and purity of form combined with fine finish and neatness of detail design.

That this opinion was shared by many eminent railway personalities, both professional and amateur, will be apparent to anyone who peruses this work, which is intended as a modest tribute to the artistic genius of Samuel Waite Johnson and to the men who built, maintained and drove these most beautiful of machines.

Hardback, 112 pages, black & white and colour photographs

ISBN: 9780907941170

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