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Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
TERENCE CUNEO (1907-1996) FORGING AHEAD / BRITISH RAILWAYS. Circa 1955. 40x50 inches, 101 1/2x127 cm. Waterlow & Sons Limited, London. Condition A- / A: minor repaired tears at edges. Rolled out in 1951, the British Rail Standard Class 7s, known as the Britannia class, were mixed traffic locomotives; 55 were produced between 1951 and 1954. Number 70000, pictured here, was actually called Britannia and she was, indeed, the "first standard express locomotive" built for the newly nationalized British Railways company. Depicted passing an older steam engine (what appears to be an old Great Western Railway Star Class locomotive), the visual message is clear: British Railways is forging ahead with their technology and their rolling stock. Le Train p. 66-7.