The Present Time

smaller steam engine with 6 carriages,
driver not visable &
engine approaching telegraph pole

Reference Number:- Sprake Number:- Godden Number:-
st 500 STG198 53a

Image of steam train, approaching telegraph pole, driver not visible, pulling 6 carriages
the image of this silk picture was kindly donated by John Hartwig, USA

Woven on silk:-

Printed at bottom of card-mount:-

The Present Time. 
19.0cm deep by 26.0cm wide

6.4cm high by 17.8cm wide

by Austin Sprake:
STG198 A modern six-carriage express train travelling from left to right, with a tunnel in left background. Telegraph poles and trees in background. No driver leaning out of 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, [st496 on this site], a driver is leaning slightly from his cab and the front bumper is level with a telegraph-pole. The other version, above, 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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