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Derwent Walk Express

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Icon For About About Colourful sculpture acts as a sign for the Swalwell entrance to Derwent Walk Country Park.

Derwent Walk Express 

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.

Address

Hexham Road

Swalwell

Gateshead

NE16 3DB

United Kingdom


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