Old Photos of Witham

Painting of Witham railway station

Taken: 1952-1953, Ref: M2188

Painting of Witham railway station by Malcolm Root of Halstead (pen name Malcolm Halstead). He says that the trains are (1) Tank locomotive on left (for Braintree branch) no. 67192 is an F5 class 2-4-2. Class first introduced in 1911 and (2) at the centre of the picture is an up Liverpool Street express hauled by a class B1 4-6-0 locomotive no. 61372. Class first introduced in 1942. Also included are the old signal box and water tower. In the background on the right is the station Maltings. John Newman estimates the date of the picture to be about 1952-53. Note the gas lamp; the station had a mutual arrangement with the Gas Company.. Big train is mid-day express.

RefM2188
Date taken1952-1953
SourceNewman, John. 
35 The Avenue, Witham, CM8 2DT (phone 512566). John had his print from the painter, Malcolm Halstead malcart@hotmail.com. (in 2017 was 01787 475402 artist@malcolmroot.co.uk) The research for the painting was carried out by Mr R Smith.
RestrictionsTo use this picture, please ask Malcolm Halstead’s permission .
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