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Object of the Month

November 2021

This painting by David Weston of a Midland Railway “Spinner” No. 118 4-2-0 Locomotive was commissioned specifically for the fledgling Midland Railway Trust by its then Chairman, latterly President, John Twells MBE.  It depicts the locomotive piloting a train.  The actual locomotive is preserved in the National Collection at York Railway Museum as No. 673.  For a time the locomotive was based at Butterley and returned to steam for the Rainhill 150 Anniversary.