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Terence Cuneo train painting expected to fetch £60,000

Golden Arrow painting by Terence Cuneo
Image caption The painting of the Golden Arrow locomotive is expected to fetch up to £60,000 at auction in London

A painting by famed railway artist Terence Cuneo is expected fetch up to £60,000 when it goes under the hammer.

The work, which depicts the Golden Arrow train service that ran between London and Dover, will be auctioned at Bonhams, central London, on Tuesday.

It was originally introduced as a first class only service in the 1920s for passengers wishing to travel to Dover for the cross-Channel ferry.

It was later expanded to other classes and made its final journey in 1972.

Emma Corke, of Bonhams, said: "We are delighted to be offering this wonderful painting of such an iconic subject, which is sure to appeal to both train enthusiasts and Cuneo collectors."

Mr Cuneo, who died in 1996 aged 88, was also well known for his equine and military paintings.

He was the official artist for the Queen's coronation and a statue of him stands at Waterloo station.

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