John Austin - Eardington - GWR Prairie (W)
Railway Train Steam Locomotive Fathers Day Birthday Card featuring GWR 51xx Class Large Prairie from a painting by John Austin GRA
In John Austin's painting the preserved 5101 Class 5164 enters Eardington on the Severn Valley Railway. These locomotives, known to all in the steam world as the Large Prairies were improved versions of a Churchward design, updated by Charles Collett of the GWR and entering service in 1929. 140 were built to supplement the 40 originals and a number have survived into preservation.
This Blank card, ideal for a Birthday or Fathers Day would be ideal for anyone with an interest in Steam, especially those with a love of the GWR.