Malcolm Root FGRA

Painting of an LNER Gresley P2 engine

Malcolm was born in Colchester, Essex in 1950 and has lived in Halstead ever since.
He left school at the age of 16 years and trained as a printing apprentice with a view to a career in design and typography.
He left the printing trade in 1981 to become a full time artist.
Malcolm's greatest interest is mid twentieth century transport and its impact on the ordinary person. He regularly has commissions for calendars, collectors plates and much private work.

Coronation Scot

Stanier 'Coronation' class pacific heads the down Royal Scot express in 1950.


Southampton Ocean Terminal in 1961. Bulleid 'Battle of Britain' class locomotive No. 34081 '92 Squadron' leaves for Waterloo with 'The Cunarder' boat train.
The liner 'Queen Mary' is seen in the background.

Earl Marischal

Gresley P2 class passenger 2-8-2 No. 2002 'Earl Marischal' seen in 1935.
The P2s were designed to handle the express passenger traffic on the Edinburgh to Aberdeen main line, which is noted for its steep gradients and tight curves.

Gresley Gold

Gresley V2 class passenger 2-6-2 No. 60900' seen in 1954.
No. 60900 worked in Scotland from 1953 until her withdrawal in 1963.

North British Railway J37

North British Railway class J37 0-6-0 freight locomotive No. 64547 is taking coal at Montrose shortly before it's withdrawal from service at Dundee Tay Bridge shed in 1966.

GWR Sunset

Great Western Railway King Class No. 6024 'King Edward VII' with the Sundays only Churston to Paddington express c1955.

New Era

A class 40 diesel loco pulls out of London's Liverpool Street station with The Hook Continental boat train in 1963.

Post War Blues

Gresley A4 No. 60028 'Walter K. Wigham' leaves Kings Cross station with an express to Edinburgh in 1949.
The LNER's express pacific designs were probably the most famous of LNER locomotives, of these the A4 is probably the best known. It's distinctive streamlined shape has come to be a symbol of 1930's luxury and the fascination with speed.