'Night Scot at Tamworth' by John Austin FGRA, with 132 votes, won the Lawrence Hammond Picture of the Year Award for 2016.
Votes were submitted by members of the public who visited our Summer Exhibition at the Kidderminster Railway Museum.
Another of John's paintings 'Night Departure From Bewdley' came second (129 votes), with James Green's 'Duchess - City of Leeds' (111 votes) coming third - this painting also won the George Busby Award for best watercolour.
To mark the retirement of the Guild's CEO and founding member, a special Severn Valley Railway train, complete with 'Frank Hodges GRA' headboard, ran on 9th April.
Special guests included Sir William and Lady Judith McAlpine (Bill and Judy).
The look on Frank's face when he saw the headboard affixed to Erlestoke Manor's smokebox door was something none who was there that day is likely to forget.
The Guild welcomes three new members whose artwork impressed the selection committee with not only their technical and artistic ability, but also originality.
From Wynard, Tasmania we have Rick Anderson, from Stourport-on-Severn: Neil Ferris and from Breaston: Dave Hodson.
We look forward to showcasing their work here on The Guild of Railway Artists' website.