By Geoff Courtney
THE end of August may be a reminder that summer is on its way out to make way for the mellow hues of autumn, but for railway enthusiasts it is the harbinger of the visual feast of the annual Railart exhibition.
Run by the prestigious Guild of Railway Artists, which has within its ranks some of the country’s, and indeed the world’s, leading railway artists, Railart is a cornucopia of colourful delight that embraces everything from ancient to modern, steam to the latest traction, and from bustling city terminus to remote rural halt.
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Railart 2017 is being held in Kidderminster Railway Museumm at the Severn Valley Railway, the 13th time it has hosted the exhibition. It opens on August 26 and runs until October 1, and admission is free.
Describing the museum as a “splendid venue and an enchanting setting” for the exhibition, Anna Bastin, the guild’s exhibition administrator, said the paintings to be put on display would be chosen by a selection panel the week prior to opening.
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