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George Heiron

George Heiron

George Heiron was born in Bristol in 1929 and inherited an artistic streak from both sides of his family. His Mother was a tutor in art at the West of England College of Art and his Father's family had a sign-writing business. After working with the Bristol Aircraft Company, George soon moved to study at the West of England College of Art before he became a freelance signwriter, painter and photographer. It was the start of a career that was to last over 50 years.

George Heiron

A unique individual, George was not only a master of the paintbrush in oils and watercolour, but also an accomplished photographer. He was in many respects, a pioneer in adventurous railway photography especially his experimentation with night photography. This can be observed with such breathtaking studies such as the 'Red Dragon' which was hauled by his favourite locomotive Britannia. This iconic photograph was taken from the end of Badminton station, knee deep in snow on a freezing winters night. The Station Master thought he was mad!

Red Dragon An experienced and proficient mountaineer, it was in the Swiss Alps, high in the village of Zermatt that George could be found when not painting. It was here that he found relaxation, climbing such peaks as the Matterhorn. As his career progressed, four books were to follow, 'The Majesty of British Steam'... 'Trains to the West'... 'Roaming the Western Rails' and what was to be his final works, 'Portraits of Steam' which was published just months before his untimely death in 2001. Heiron was a man of many talents and is greatly missed for his contribution to the railway scene.

cj-books-etc are very pleased to offer a great selection of jigsaws depicting the work of Heiron.

Bon Voyage A 'Bon Voyage' on The Golden Arrow and La Fleche d'Or by George Heiron

From Falcon no. 3894 Onward Journey Series
2 x 500 piece puzzles
MPN 5011145038945
In the days before EuroStar, travellers had to use different trains on each side of the Channel. Amongst the most iconic of these were the La Fleche d'Or from Paris to Calais and then after a ferry passengers boarded the Golden Arrow to take them to London Victoria.
Finished size 48.5cm x 34.5cm.

Used good with wear to box, all pieces stored in new re-sealable bag for £12.00 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

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The Canadian Pacific by George Heiron Canadian Pacific

500 pieces de luxe jigsaw from Falcon.
This jigsaw shows the flagship locomotive of the Canadian Pacific Railway shortly after her inauguration in 1955 passing through the Rockies with Kicking Horse River in the foreground.
Finished size 51cm x 35cm.

Used very good
£8.00
FREE delivery for UK addresses.

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Clan Fraser LMS by George Heiron

Clan Fraser 300 piece jigsaw from Falcon
This engine from the Highland Railway is shown here on the 1 in 80 climb from Dunkeld to Kingswood Tunnel with an Inverness-Perth express in the post 1923 colours of the London Midland & Scottish Railway.
Finished size 51cm x 35cm (20" x 13.75").
MPN 5011145049606

Used acceptable (with some wear to box mainly from taping)
£7.00
FREE delivery for UK addresses.

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