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10923


Gateshead


Swalwell, Hexham Road, 'Derwent Walk Express'


Swalwell


NZ16SE


Gardens Parks and Urban Spaces


Street Furniture


Sculpture


Modern


C20


Structure


1987 by Andy Frost. A large artwork to mark the northern entrance to the Derwent Walk County Park. This is a marine plywood and steel artwork, finished with gloss paints and lacquers, of a steam train. It is mounted on top of the bridge abutment of the redundant railway viaduct which spanned the road. Commissioned by Tyne and Wear County Council and Gateshead MBC. Sponsored by the same, plus the Countryside Commission and Northern Arts.


1997


6211


NZ19976211



Ian Ayris, Peter Jubb, Steve Palmer and Paul Usherwood, 1996, A Guide to the Public Monuments and Sculpture of Tyne and Wear, p 71; Paul Usherwood, Jeremy Beach and Catherine Morris, 2000, Public Sculpture of North-East England, p 217

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