Derwent Walk Express - Andy Frost

  • Description

    "Andy Frost's Derwent Walk Express is probably the only locomotive which tows its own passing landscape behind it. This colourful sculpture acts as a sign for the Swalwell entrance to Derwent Walk Country Park, an area restored and landscaped as an urban improvement scheme. The painted plywood construction (2.5 x 33 metres) combines a steam train with slices of countryside - plants, birds, animals, insects and a distant power station. Mounted on the bridge abutment of a railway viaduct on the former Derwent Valley branch line, the sculpture reflects the area's great railway heritage and its present regeneration as a country park. Installed in 1987 but has been recently refurbished in 2005. "
  • Owner

    Gateshead Council
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
  • License

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  • Further information

    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 7 years, 9 months ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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