Six Giants of Steam. One Unbroken Record. 126 Limited Edition Prints


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90279 Six of The Best Print, £225.00

***Limited Edition of 126***

On the 3rd July 2013 The National Railway Museum in York hosted a very special gathering. Six Class A4 locomotives were reunited to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Mallard's 126mph speed record for steam traction – a record which stands to this day.

Designed by Sir Nigel Gresley and built between 1935-36, the Class A4s were the streamline 'bullet trains' of their era.

In this superb painting by David C Bell Mallard - shown centre stage - is flanked by Bittern, Dominion of Canada, Union of South Africa, Dwight D. Eisenhower and Sir Nigel Gresley. The combination is hugely impressive and quite possibly unique.

The print itself, strictly limited to 126 signed editions, is a thrilling, romantic image of six magnificent leviathans united in a show of truly awe-inspiring power.

Mounted and framed. Print size: 21"x10", overall size: 27"x 17¼".


About David Bell

David C Bell was born in Lincolnshire. After attending Trinity House Navigation School in Hull, David Bell embarked upon a career at sea as a navigating cadet in the Merchant Navy. Having spent time at sea drawing and painting he felt his true course in life was to paint full-time. So, after nine years sailing around the world as a ship's navigator, he left the sea to become an art student. After gaining a B.A. in Art David Bell set about fulfilling his ambition as a Marine Artist.

David Bell is best known for his maritime watercolours, but has an almost equal enthusiasm for historic planes and trains; bringing unique “life” to subjects we all know and love.

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Unfortunately my husband was unable to go to York when these wonderful machines were altogether, so this made a superb Christmas present, which he loved

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The product ( the print ) was also very positively received ,,, an excellent work with very good framing .. and extremely well packaged for protection in transit.
Thank you.

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I thought that the delivery was really short but that the packaging was first rate

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Looking forward to hanging the print on the wall when we have finished our extension..Very pleased with the print. As we could not go to York to see "The Six" the next best thing was to have the print. Many thanks.

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback on your recent order. I am pleased to hear that you are delighted with your purchase and the service you received from us. I will be sure to inform our warehouse of your kind comments regarding delivery packaging.

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