Hackworth’s Locomotive for Russia, 1836. This was the first locomotive to run in Russia and was presented to the Tsar himself by Timothy Hackworth’s son John after a gruelling journey from Shildon on the Stockton & Darlington Railway to Russia, across snowy Russian landscapes dodging packs of wolves. The journey was accompanied by a small team of Shildon men of exemplary skills and courage. The locomotive was baptised at the Tsar’s Summer Palace before being put into service.
The print is from the Hackworth family archive and was used on the front cover of Robert Young’s book on Timothy Hackworth and the Locomotive, first published in 1923. Your purchase will include a Hackworth certificate of authenticity.
It is mounted in a high-quality card mount with a black core which creates an additional fine black framing effect to the print and highlights the artwork. It also includes a barrier board, mdf and cellophane wrapper to protect it.
The frame (if you select the framed option) is also in a slimline black sustainable wood that perfectly frames the subject matter. It is ready to hang with cords attached. All you need is space on the wall.