David Charlesworth GRA

Painting of Chesterfield South railway station

Unlike many professional artists who turn to full-time art from teaching or other careers, David has always worked within the professional art and graphic arts industry. He was one of Britain's last Litho Artist apprentices in the days of the 'closed shop' and the Society of Lithographic Artists, Designers and Engravers.
He began drawing trains and aircraft before he was three years old, started painting with oils when eight and completed his first commission when only twelve! Born in 1954, he is one of the few professional artists of his years with almost 40 years continuous experience producing and selling paintings and illustrations for customers at home and abroad.

Blue Coronation

The LMS Princess Coronations, some of which were streamlined as a response to the LNER A4, were the most powerful steam locomotives ever to be built for the British railway network.

Chesterfield South

The Midland Railway station in Chesterfield with a Midland Railway 4-4-0 compound locomotive heading a south-bound local.

Tornado at Barrow Hill

LNER Peppercorn Class A1 No.60163 'Tornado' built by the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust is seen in Barrow Hill engine shed Chesterfield.

Anchor Bridge

Brighouse in 1943.
This line was Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway territory and through the LMS years and even British Railways up to around 1957, you would still see ex L&YR locomotives on it. This is an ex L&YR Class 31 designed by George Hughes.

Grosmont Station NYMR

British Railways standard class 4 4-6-0 leaves Grosmont Station on the North Yorkshire Moors railway.

Hollingwood and Staveley

Hollingwood and Staveley Works Station with a B1 4-6-0 on an all stations Nottingham Victoria to Sheffield train.

Batasia Loop

The Batasia Loop is a spiral railway created to ease the gradient on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. At this point, the track spirals around over itself through a tunnel and over a hilltop.