This evocative image was painted by Waller Hugh Paton in 1872. It depicts an evening steam train leaving Bridge of Allan station, heading North.
Waller Hugh Paton [1828-1895] was a Scottish landscape painter. He lived, for a number of years, in Bridge of Allan where he sketched and painted many local senes, including this pencil sketch of a temporary barrier in the dyke of my ggg-grandfather’s farm:
In 1857, James McEwen, my ggg-grandfather gave the Ordnance Survey the known [i.e. remembered] details of Bridge of Allan’s original Well House that Mark Stanford is currently restoring [please support if you can].
James McEwen of Sunnylaw [1816- 1890].
Waller Hugh Paton died in 1895: