Johnson 1P 044T at Malvern.jpg


(The camera cannot lie … or can it?)

This push-pull train, nicknamed “Paddy”, ran until 1958 between Rolleston Junction and Southwell (Nottinghamshire)

The tank locomotive is a Johnson 1P 0-4-4T, built in 1892. It was withdrawn in 1959 and subsequently scrapped. No locomotives of this once ubiquitous class survive.

Great Malvern Station is a magnificent, listed building noted for its exquisite wrought ironwork and for the ornate capitals adorning its pillars.

The photo of the station was taken in 2007. The train is adapted from various black & white photos.

Paddy “steamed” into Malvern in 2013 (a station it never visited in its lifetime) thanks to Photoshop Elements 10 and a certain amount of ingenuity.

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