The fascinating history of ‘Railway art’

Railway Art

David Botham looks at how ‘railway art’ in all its forms – etchings, paintings and photographs – has developed since the days of George Stephenson, known as the ‘Father of Railways’.

QUITE why railways should excite and fascinate so many of us as they do is beyond rational explanation. Perhaps there is a PhD in psychology in there for some happy student. The rest of us come to terms with the phenomenon in different ways. Some crave to travel the line. Some like to build lines and some run them.