Maghull/Ormskirk – Cracking 1960s railway photos & beautiful paintings

The other day I had a chance meeting with a fellow Flickr user/photographer, formally residing in Maghull and back visiting relatives, and it led to me being able to make this posting.

Via my encounter, I found out that they’d commissioned two paintings of the local railway scene in the 1960s as a visible reminder of those happy days growing up in the steam era.

The paintings have been created from two of their own original photos of Liverpool Exchange to Glasgow trains. Here are the photos and paintings, first at Maghull, then at Ormskirk:-

If you’d like to see more 1960s/steam era photos have a look at this link to their Flickr photo album:-

www.flickr.com/photos/filmanddigital/albums/72157692716023844

I think readers of this posting will agree that both the original black and white photos and indeed the paintings are of the highest quality so you’ll not be at all surprised that I asked for permission to share them. I am, of course, delighted that my request met with agreement.

Notes – Please click on each photo/painting to enlarge for viewing. You’ll notice a couple of subtle additions to the Ormskirk painting. If you only want to look at old images from Maghull, just type in Maghull Railway Station or Maghull North in the box at top right-hand side of the Flickr link marked ‘Photo’s, people or groups’, to which there are 14 assorted images. The images are all under “creative commons licence”. Therefore, if anyone wants to download them for their own personal use, they are free, but for commercial use, a fee must be agreed in advance!

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