Southern Splendour (between Padstow and Dover)

The Inspiration:

(freehand and painted in oils)

Commissioned by friend and rail enthusiast Mr Jeff King.

It’s Summer and rebuilt West Country class 34027 4-6-2 locomotive “Taw Valley” is on Southern lines between Padstow and Dover during the early 1960s.

Built in 1946, it was withdrawn from service in 1964 and sent to Barry scrapyard.

It was salvaged and restored to its former glory and eventually began working in steam on the Severn Valley Railway in 1985.

After visits to other preserved railways over the years Taw Valley is once again working on the SVR


This locomotive was repainted in red livery and used for filming of the Hogwarts Express (Harry Potter films) around the year 2000.

Published as a Greeting card by Medici Society Ltd. in 1996


See PRESS article in Desert Blues fanzine.USA.  Volume 2 Issue 4, December 1997. Kevin Parrish Artist & Illustrator




 Giclee prints size 16 in x 12in priced at £60 each are for sale.


Four Seasons

Romance Of Steam

Kevin Alun Parrish GRA © 1996