Tornado (at Kings Cross)

The Inspiration:

(freehand and painted in oils)

Tornado at Kings Cross Station, London

This my tribute to the people involved with The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust for building and completing the 50th A1 Locomotive, No 60163 Tornado in 2008, after the previous 49 locomotives were scrapped with the demise of steam in 1968.
I have been inspired by their achievement to create this image.
My interest in the A1 Pacifics goes back to my childhood and it is a joy for me to know that once again we have a representative of this great steam locomotive class, originally designed by A H Peppercorn.

I, the Artist, have been endorsed by THE A1 STEAM LOCOMOTIVE TRUST

on their


of their website

They approved this image and I have secured a licence agreement set up by the Trust to sell Giclee prints size 16 in x 12in priced at £60 each.

From sale of proceeds 10% will be donated to The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust .



Trade Mark Licence Agreement

Published in a hardback book entitled Emotions Of Railway Art  (Guild Of Railway Artists) in 2011.


PUBLISHED in Emotions Of Railway Art hardback book.

See PRESS article in Leamington Spa Courier newspaper April 5 2013. ‘Prints available of Kevin’s Tornado work’

See PRESS article in Picture Business magazine July 2010. ‘Moving times! The art  of transport’


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Romance Of Steam

Kevin Alun Parrish GRA © 2010