Wednesday, 11 September 2013


Work has begun on the re-creation of Kenneth Budd's Great Western Railway mosaic.

The original work once dominated St Chad's pedestrian concourse in Birmingham city centre.  By the 1990's this area was a desolate place so developers have given the site an exciting overhaul.

As part of that scheme it was decided to celebrate the original work by having a facsimile of the complete work made.  Instead of the original 300ft x 20ft monolith the new work will be a fraction of the works original size but will be faithful to the design.

The photos below are the first few weeks work showing the early navigation works to the line and the first engine, the Lord of the Isles. 

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