The Night Mail to the North

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:

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