The Railway & Marine Art of Ted Parker

Ready for Duty, Suderland Sth Dock

60cm x 60cm Oil on canvas.

A scene taken from one of my favorite photographs I took in 1966 at Sunderland South Dock locomotive depot, a fleeting moment in time! I walked from behind the J27 on the left of the picture, to see this Q6 having just moved off the turntable backlit by the shafts of sunlight through the smoke and dust filled atmosphere streaming through the roof, I immediately reached for my camera and pressed the shutter, within seconds, the sun went in and the locomotive moved outside, I just had to commit it to canvas!!