"Suburban Echoes"

Ref: POJ013

by Peter Owen Jones

Limited edition 850 - lithograph

Image size: 295 x 405mm

From about the age of 10, schoolboy artist Peter and a group of boys would congregate on this bridge at Millhouses most Saturday mornings. Just below here was the running shed, a source of intrigue and fascination to such avid steam buffs as it was the principal shed for express locos on the Midland Line. The running shed remained until the early 1960s. Though the left track was removed many years ago as was the semaphore signal, this location remains largely unchanged including the platform building on the left - now a private dwelling.