Philip D. Hawkins - Castle by the Sea - 4037 South Wales Bordere
Castle Class Locomotive Blank Birthday Greetings Card by Railway Artist Philip D. Hawkins
Entering service in 1923, the Great Western’s “Castle” class have become one of Britain’s most loved locomotives. They are also in the very small category of locomotives that were still built after nationalisation in 1948. One of the Railways most famous trains was the 'Torbay Express', seen here pulled by 'Castle' 4037 'The South Wales Borderers' after the famous Welsh Army Regiment..
In the Philip D. Hawkins painting used on this railway birthday greeting card she is seen in her heyday on one of the crack expresses.