Swindon born artist Terry Court has donated one of his paintings, 'Railway Town', to STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway.
The works gives an impressionist view of the railway industry that was central to Swindon until 'The Works' closed in 1986.
Terry, who now lives at the Lizard in Cornwall, was inspired to paint the picture by his mother who said she liked some of Terry's drawings of his home town.
"Railway Town is dedicated on the reverse of the canvas to her and the picture is my memories of growing up in Swindon," said Terry.
Felicity Jones, Curator of STEAM said, "This unusual oil on canvas is a vibrant addition to STEAM's Collection and we are very grateful to Terry for donating Railway Town to the Museum."
At the front of the painting, men are seen entering the Works site through the famous tunnel entrance in Emlyn Square in Swindon's Railway Village. A Great Western express train hurtles through the centre of the picture with smoke billowing from its chimney, while coal heaps and signals further illustrate Swindon's identity as a railway town. The scene is completed with various Swindon landmarks towards the back of the scene, including St Marks Church and Moredon Power Station.
Visitors to the Museum will be able to see the painting – now on display at STEAM – at the front of the exhibition hall.