Nick Hardcastle GRA

Painting of British Railways 4-6-2 Britannia class locomtive Oliver Cromwell.

Nick Hardcastle has been a freelance illustrator for over 30 years. He was commissioned to illustrate a series of panels in 1995 that you can see in Wapping Underground Station.
Amongst the many lucky owners of his paintings is Her Royal Majesty the Queen - seriously! The picture depicts the Royal Train (well it would - wouldn't it?).
Now living in Bridport, Dorset, he continues to exhibit work at various Guild exhibitions and also undertakes his commission work.

Norwich Loco Shed

0-6-0 goods loco No. 65567 on Norwich Shed in 1961.

Norwich Thorpe Station

LNER B12 4-6-0 No. 8572 at Norwich Thorpe station in 1938.

Oliver Cromwell at Speed

British Railways standard 4-6-2 Britannia class No.70013 'Oliver Cromwell' at speed on a Liverpool Street to Norwich express in the early 1950s.

Oliver Cromwell at Norwich Thorpe Station

Norwich Thorpe in 1960, Britannia pacific No. 70013 Oliver Cromwell leaves for Liverpool Street.

Q1 on Guildford Shed

Southern Railway, Bulleid 0-6-0 Q1 Class No.33005 being turned at Guildford Shed towards the end of steam on the Southern region in the mid 1960's.

Railway Graveyard

Greece - A rusting Thessalian Railways class 2-8-2.

Transition at Ipswich

Britannia No. 70011 Hotspur waits while English Electric type 4 diesel arrives with the Broadsman from Liverpool street.

Turning at Mildenhall

2-4-0 GER E4 Class on the turntable at Mildenhall in the 1950's.

Vauxhall Station

A scene showing the entrance to Vauxhall station, South London in the 1980s, with strong, late afternoon sunlight.