Craig Tiley

LMS Black Five on the Mid Hants Railway

Born in Swindon in 1983. Although only a stones throw from the home of the GWR, Craig arrived too late to appreciate first hand the famous railway works, and only has a few memories of the rubble that was 'A-Shop'. Inspired by Terence Cuneo, he has been painting and drawing as long as he can remember and his interest in art continued throughout his education, which culminated in 2005 with the gaining of a BA (Hons) in Design.
Preferred mediums are pencils and acrylics, and he receives regular commissions for both sketches and paintings - his first gained when he was only 14 years old. 2001 saw Craig win First Great Western's competition to design a poster for the launch of the new 'Adelante' passenger trains, his winning poster being displayed at all stations between Bristol and Paddington.
The Railway Magazine, Wingspan and Heritage Railway are just some of the publications to feature Craig's artwork, and in 2004 the IOM Post Office featured one of his paintings on a stamp to celebrate the bi-centennial anniversary of steam.


Ellerman Lines

Bulleid Merchant navy class No.35029 'Ellerman Lines' in early BR blue livery. Seen at Stewarts Lane loco shed c1949.

Sentinel Vs Brew Train

Standard Class 5 4-6-0 No.73096 on the Kent Coast mainline near Faversham in 1958.
The Sentinel steam lorry is based on a preserved example that was once operated by Shepherd Neame to transport hops from Oast Houses to their brewery.

Camden Patriot

Ex-LMS 'Patriot' 4-6-0 No.45510 in original condition, stands on the turntable at Camden engine shed in the early 1950s.

Golden Five

Preserved LMS Black 5 No. 45379 heads a passenger train at Wanders Curve en-route to Alton on the Mid-Hants Railway.