Friends of the National Railway Museum
South of England Group


Mike Turner Prints

By the generosity of Michael Benn and Associates, the South of England Group hold the remaining stocks of a series of 25 prints of the railway paintings of Mike Turner. They cover steam, diesel and electric locomotives at various sites throughout the UK. Each print is on matt, bonded fine-art paper, 310mm by 255mm (that's 12" by 10" in old money) and comes with an informative description of the scene, the locomotives and background to the picture. They are available exclusively from the South of England Group and all of the monies raised go towards our support fund for the NRM.

The artist M A Turner, a Life Member of the FNRM, is not connected with Michael Turner, an artist who specialises in motor car and aircraft subjects, with an occasional railway picture. "Our" Michael (Mike) Turner, explains that " these paintings were commissioned back in the eighties, ... It was unfortunate that my full name was allowed to go into print at that time. My paintings are signed M A Turner." Hence the covers we are supplying with these prints do carry the name Michael Turner on the front. Mike's projects have also included a collection of paintings at the Eurotunnel Exhibition, many of which depict scenes of bygone Dover and Folkestone, the Golden Arrow, TGVs etc.

You can see low-resolution illustrations of the prints (with print code letter - not present on the actual prints) by clicking on the appropriate title or code number. Extracts from the accompanying narrative are also included. To see the full series, visit our stand at one of the sales events.

We have a good stock of most prints although some of the titles are nearly (or have) sold out. When purchased from the stand, each print and folder costs £6.50 (Members of the FNRM get a 10% reduction, making them £5.85) If you order for delivery by post there is a £3.50 charge to cover postage and packing, for 1 to 6 prints and information sheet. To place an order, please download and post the order form, below, e-mail our sales team or visit the FNRM shop.

Note that the notes to the prints were written a while ago - please click on the title to see details of each print.


Motive Power/Location

The New Elizabethan Era A4 60022 at Copenhagen Tunnel (LAST FEW LEFT)
Test Pilots At Dawn Ripple Lane Yard
Saltash Centenary D8XX Warship
Change At Crewe Rebuilt Royal Scot 46142 & E30xx's
Greyhound Racing In The West T9 30715 @ Wadebridge
Steam's Fading Star Last 'Pines' @ Midford with 92220
Tunnel Visons Two Class EM1s exit Woodhead Tunnel
Corporate Identity Parade Class 47s & 45 @ Leeds Marsh Lane
The Shape Of Things To Come LMS/EE Diesels 10000/1 @ Willesden
Industrial Treasure At Crumlin GW 2-6-2T & 0-6-2T
Branch Line Retreat GW 0-6-0T & Bubble Car
A New Look Up The Junction Class 50, 73/1 & EMUs @ Clapham Jcn (SOLD OUT)
Great Western Blues Blue 6023 King Edward II & 61XX @ Sonning
Flying Scotsmen At York Blinkered A3 60103 & D9015 Tulyar
End Of the Line For Steam Black 5s & 8Fs @ Carnforth
Red Revolution On Beattock 46229 on the 'Caledonian' (LAST FEW LEFT)
Railfreight Power Class 56s with MGR trains
Sprinter At The Seaside Barmouth Bridge
Breaking The Bank At Shap 87008 with the 'Royal Scot'
Whistler At Work Class 40 & a 'Crab @ Manchester Victoria
Rule Britannia 70000 & a J69 @ Liverpool Street
West Highland Fling K4 61994 in the snow
Southern Belles 34016 @ Southampton
An impression of Electra Retford
Intercity Slickers HSTs @ Paddington