Depicts a Belfast to Dublin "Enterprise" express in the late 1940's passing close to my home in Lisburn

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Comment by Jane Nevill on September 4, 2011 at 1:02pm

My first impression David is 'WOW', what a talent you have for realism. When i look closer and study your painting(s) they have real atmosphere and a 'story', I can almost imagine myself in the signal masters office in this one having a conversation and feel the cold outside. Thankyou for sharing.

Comment by David Briggs on September 4, 2011 at 2:07pm
Thanks Jane, you may like to know the "story" in this one had a very happy ending when someone saw it and bought it as a present for one of the last signalmen who manned this cabin, (prior to its demolition in the early 1970's), and who is not now in the best of health. Apparently it hangs above his fireplace and brings back wonderful memories for him.
Comment by Jane Nevill on September 4, 2011 at 11:40pm
What a lovely, lovely story of the picture David, isn't it humbling to know how much joy and happy memories a painting you have produced can give to another fellow human. Thankyou for sharing.
Comment by Patricia Margaret Philp on October 1, 2011 at 4:33pm
Wow! Wow! Wowee Wow!
Comment by Sharon Crowder on December 22, 2011 at 9:58pm

It has so much feeling. I feel like I am there and can smell the train's smoke!

Comment by marilyn grimble on September 13, 2019 at 2:08pm

Sensational! Mxx

Comment by Gordon M on September 15, 2019 at 2:07am

Great work, David.

Comment by Dorothy Macready on September 15, 2019 at 1:38pm

Love this painting David.  My dad was a loco driver with LMS for 40 years and this paining takes me right back to when I awoke to the sound of a steam loco and fell asleep to the same.  The detail is just superb in fact I cannot find a word good enough to use.  Just wonderful work.   How long does it usually take you to paint such a picture.

Comment by David Briggs on September 16, 2019 at 11:25pm

Thanks Dorothy most of my paintings take about 80 hours

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