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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 102 - October 2009

Guild of Railway Artists Exhibition

October 2009 marks the 30th anniversary of the formation of the Guild of Railway Artists in 1979, under the name "Railart". Since then, exhibitions have been held at various venues with historically established railway links.

Their thirtieth anniversary exhibition was formally opened by Sir William McAlpine, their president, on Saturday 23rd May 09 at the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre and ran until Sunday 21st June.

All 43 exhibits were by noted railway artists and captured the enduring fascination of the railway and the atmosphere of the steam age in particular.

The Exhibition was a great success, with 30% of the pictures on display sold against an expectation of 20%. Commission on sales provided welcome revenue for the Centre.

The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 2009 and so does not reflect events in the 5+ years since publication. The text and photographs are repeated verbatim from the original publication, with only a few minor grammar changes but some clarifying notes are added if deemed necessary. The photos from the original publication are provided as scans in this internet version of this long out of print publication.

Guild of Railway Artists Exhibition - Quainton News No. 102 - October 2009

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