The Train Spotter (Birmingham New Street)

The Inspiration:

Train Spotters view the Locomotives and trains at the beautifully designed New Street Station in Birmingham in 1957, before it was sadly demolished in the mid 1960s.

 A 4P Fowler tank locomotive 2-6-2T (no 42395) is waiting to depart from New Street.

See PRESS article in the Leamington Spa/Warwick Courier newspaper, Friday February 3 2012. ‘Artist goes train spotting’

Click on link below to read Mike Musson’s feature, regarding my artwork on his Warwickshire Railways website



The Train Spotter March 2020

(featured in the LMS Patriot Project Calendar 2020)

The LMS Patriot Project (creating the new national memorial engine) Calendar 2020

Giclee prints of “The Train Spotter”size 16 in x 12in priced at £60 each are for sale.

10% from sale of proceeds will be donated to

The LMS Patriot Project.


approved pencil sketch



alternative sketch (Snow Hill Station, Birmingham UK)


second alternative sketch at New Street Station


Calendar Recognition

(follow link below)



Romance of Steam

Kevin Alun Parrish GRA © 2011