The Present Time

modern steam train with 6 carriages,
driver visable &
engine level with telegraph pole

Reference Number:- Sprake Number:- Godden Number:-
st 496 STG198a 53
 

Image of steam train, level with telegraph pole, driver visible, and pulling 6 carriages
the image of this silk picture was kindly donated by John Hartwig, USA

Words:
Woven on silk:-
 

Printed at bottom of card-mount:-

 
WOVEN IN SILK BY THOMAS STEVENS (COVENTRY) LTD.
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Size:
Card-mount:
cm deep by cm wide

silk:
cm high by cm wide

Comments:
by Austin Sprake:
STG198a - same title and design as STG 198 except that the locomotive is a much larger type. The left bumper of the engine is level with the first telegraph pole and the driver is leaning out of the cab.

by Geoffrey Godden:
The fourth type of train to appear above this title is found in two different versions. The general view shows a six-coach train travelling diagonally from left to right.
In one version, above, a driver is leaning slightly from his cab and the front bumper is level with a telegraph-pole. The other version [st500] has a smaller engine, not level with the telegraph-pole, and the driver is not visible.
Both versions are of twentieth-century date and are found on type E card-mounts. The title THE EXPRESS TRAIN given on some late printed labels probably relates to these Stevengraphs.

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