John Austin - Christmas Over Oldbury - 45xx Tank (W)
Great Western Railway 45xx Prairie Tank Christmas Card by Railway Artist John Austin
One of the classes that formed the backbone of GWR suburban and branchline workings was the 45xx or Small Prairie as they are affectionately known. Here in John Austin’s charming Christmas Railway Card, a 45xx on a reasonable size train is seen working hard in a stunning winter scene.
This magnificent card would be ideal for any GWR lover or railway enthusiast in general