Underground Run Through
(wax crayon frottage and coloured pencil,
gouche/watercolour on paper)
A lettered tramway
point-changing gear cover on the Island site
of the Wet Dock, Ipswich. The tramway rails have survived better here
than on the northern and eastern quays. So resonant that we have a
surviving casting originating from Darlington, one of the birth-places
of railways of the Industrial Revolution. A frottage (rubbing) executed
in situ and worked into in colour which might hark back to the color
palettes of 1960s psychedelic posters.
The original casting has been photographed and featured on
Historic Lettering website. So nice to see The Darlington Railway
Plant & Foundry Co. Ltd still readable on an industrial site in
Ipswich, Darlington, County Durham in England being the
birthplace of the modern railway.