by Peter Owen Jones
"The Junction" - Dore and Totley Station, south west Sheffield
Limited edition 500
Image size: 280 x 430mm
This is in many ways was where it all started for artist Peter Owen Jones! Although born in the Derbyshire village of Bradwell, much of his life was spent living close to this area. During the 60s he would frequently take a short walk down through the trees to the raised area of grassland, shown here in the background. This offered a free grandstand view of the passing locos and utter excitement for an artist who never lost his enthusiasm as the occasional steam engines passed through Dore & Totley station.
100 yards from the station on the right is the entrance to the Totley Tunnel. Reputedly Europes longest completely under land tunnel it was built in 1893 at over 3 miles in length linking Sheffield to the Hope Valley and Manchester