The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. Search over 215,000 works, 150,000 of which are illustrated from the 16th Century to the present day.

Advanced Collection search

Search the Collection

Railway industry sitters


138 People in group

Richard Beeching, 1st Baron Beeching

Richard Beeching, 1st Baron Beeching

1913-1985
Chairman of British Railways Board, 1963-1965
Sitter in 12 portraits
George Bradshaw

George Bradshaw

1801-1853
Originator of railway guides
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Daniel Gooch, 1st Bt

Sir Daniel Gooch, 1st Bt

1816-1889
Railway pioneer and inventor
Sitter in 5 portraits
George Stephenson

George Stephenson

1781-1848
Inventor of the railway-engine
Sitter in 9 portraits
Sidney Weighell

Sidney Weighell

1922-2002
General Secretary to the National Union of Railwaymen
Sitter in 8 portraits
Christian Tage Forter Wolmar

Christian Tage Forter Wolmar

1949-
Writer and railway historian
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Sir John Audley Frederick Aspinall

1851-1937
Railway engineer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Archer Baker

Archer Baker

1845-1910
European traffic agent, Canadian Pacific Railway
Sitter in 1 portrait
Willett Ball

Willett Ball

1873-1962
Editor of the 'Railway Review' and politician
Sitter in 3 portraits
Derek Stiven Maxwelton Barrie

Derek Stiven Maxwelton Barrie

1907-1989
Chairman of British Railways Eastern
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir Edmund Beckett-Denison, 4th Bt

Sir Edmund Beckett-Denison, 4th Bt

1787-1874
Railway promoter and politician
Sitter in 1 portrait
Edward Ladd Betts

Edward Ladd Betts

1815-1872
Railway contractor
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Clarence August Bird

Sir Clarence August Bird

1885-1986
Lieutenant-General; Chairman of Rhodesia Railways
Sitter in 4 portraits
No individual image available for this person

John Arkwright Bonham-Carter

1915-1998
Chairman of British Railways London Midland Region
Sitter in 1 portrait
Oliver Robert Hawke Bury

Oliver Robert Hawke Bury

1861-1946
General Manager of the Great Northern Railway
Sitter in 1 portrait
Raymond Cardmael

Raymond Cardmael

1875-1950
Chief Engineer of Great Western Railways
Sitter in 3 portraits
John Corrie Carter

John Corrie Carter

1840-1927
Railwayman and oarsman
Sitter in 1 portrait
Charles Castleman

Charles Castleman

1807-1876
Lawyer and Chairman of the London & South Western Railway
Sitter in 1 portrait
Frederick Campbell, 3rd Earl Cawdor

Frederick Campbell, 3rd Earl Cawdor

1847-1911
Politician and railway administrator; First Lord of the Admiralty
Sitter in 4 portraits
Edward Chapman

Edward Chapman

1839-1906
Politician, railway chairman, art collector and landowner
Sitter in 4 portraits
Victor Albert Francis Charles Spencer, 1st Viscount Churchill

Victor Albert Francis Charles Spencer, 1st Viscount Churchill

1864-1934
Lord-in-Waiting; President of the Great Western Railway, P&O, British Indian Steamship Co and Grand Union Canal
Sitter associated with 11 portraits
No individual image available for this person

H.J. Comber

Chief Officer, Labour for the LMS railway
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Sir Ralph Cope

1862-1949
Chief Accountant, Great Western Railway
Sitter in 2 portraits
Edwin Charles Cox

Edwin Charles Cox

1868-1958
Chief Superintendent of Southern Railway
Sitter in 3 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Shafto Longfield Craster

1862-1943
Indian railway engineer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Robert Wigram Crawford

Robert Wigram Crawford

1813-1889
Director of the Bank of England; railway chairman and politician
Sitter in 2 portraits
Richard Creed

Richard Creed

active mid 19th century
Secretary of the London and Birmingham Railway
Sitter in 1 portrait
Albert Emil Davies

Albert Emil Davies

1875-1950
Public servant, writer, and lecturer on finance, economics, social problems and railways
Sitter in 3 portraits
Charles Hastings Dent

Charles Hastings Dent

1864-1956
Manager, Great Northern Railway
Sitter in 1 portrait
Chauncey Mitchell Depew

Chauncey Mitchell Depew

1834-1928
Politician, attorney, businessman and railway pioneer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir James Lyne Devonshire

Sir James Lyne Devonshire

1863-1946
Vice-President of Tramways, Light Railways and Transport Association
Sitter in 5 portraits
Robert Benson Dockray

Robert Benson Dockray

1811-1871
Railway engineer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Francis Duncan

Francis Duncan

1836-1888
Soldier, businessman and railway promoter
Sitter in 1 portrait
Benjamin Eastwood

Benjamin Eastwood

1863-1943
CMG Director of Railways, East Africa and Uganda
Sitter in 1 portrait
(Cuthbert) Hamilton Ellis

(Cuthbert) Hamilton Ellis

1909-1987
Railway historian and artist
Sitter in 2 portraits
John Ellis

John Ellis

1789-1862
Railway promoter
Sitter in 5 portraits
Sir Ralf Billing Emerson

Sir Ralf Billing Emerson

1897-1965
Railway manager
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Charles Evans

President, National Union of Railwaymen
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir James Robbie Farquharson

Sir James Robbie Farquharson

1903-2005
Railway manager and engineer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Samuel ('Sam') Fay

Sir Samuel ('Sam') Fay

1856-1953
Railway manager
Sitter in 3 portraits
Sir Myles Fenton

Sir Myles Fenton

1830-1918
Railwayman
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Edward Brocklehurst Fielden

1857-1942
Chairman of Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway and Conservative politician; MP for Middleton and Manchester Exchange
Sitter in 2 portraits
Thomas Fielden

Thomas Fielden

1854-1897
Justice of the Peace, railway director and Conservative politician; MP for Middleton
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir George Findlay

Sir George Findlay

1829-1893
Civil engineer and railway manager
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Leslie Neeve Flatt

1889-1957
Railway engineer
Sitter in 1 portrait
James Staats Forbes

James Staats Forbes

1823-1904
Railway manager and art connoisseur
Sitter in 5 portraits
Hon. Alfred Erskine Gathorne-Hardy

Hon. Alfred Erskine Gathorne-Hardy

1845-1918
Politician, barrister, railway executive and writer; son of 1st Earl of Cranbrook
Sitter in 1 portrait
Charles Gilpin

Charles Gilpin

1815-1874
Politician, Quaker, orator, publisher and railway director
Sitter in 3 portraits | Artist associated with 1 portrait
Sir John Senhouse Goldie-Taubman

Sir John Senhouse Goldie-Taubman

1838-1898
Politician and railway chairman
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Alexander Penrose Gordon-Cumming, 3rd Bt

Sir Alexander Penrose Gordon-Cumming, 3rd Bt

1816-1866
Agriculturalist, railway promoter and army officer
Sitter in 2 portraits
George Jay Gould I

George Jay Gould I

1864-1923
US financier and railroad executive
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir (William) Guy Granet

Sir (William) Guy Granet

1867-1943
Barrister and railway administrator
Sitter in 7 portraits
Sidney Francis Greene, Baron Greene of Harrow Weald

Sidney Francis Greene, Baron Greene of Harrow Weald

1910-2004
Trade unionist; General Secretary, National Union of Railwaymen
Sitter in 2 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Sir (Herbert) Nigel Gresley

1876-1941
Steam locomotive engineer; Chief Mechanical Engineer, London and North Eastern Railway
Sitter in 5 portraits
Charles Herbert Grinling

Charles Herbert Grinling

1870-1906
Author on railways and journalist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Arthur Edward Guest

Arthur Edward Guest

1841-1898
Railwayman and Conservative politician; MP for Poole
Sitter in 1 portrait
Reginald Frederick Hanks

Reginald Frederick Hanks

1896-1976
Engineer and Chairman of the Western Railways Board
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir Frederick Harrison

Sir Frederick Harrison

1844-1914
Lieutenant-Colonel and railway manager
Sitter in 2 portraits
Frederick William Hawksworth

Frederick William Hawksworth

1884-1976
Chief Mechanical Engineer of Great Western Railway
Sitter in 1 portrait
William Hosken France Hayhurst

William Hosken France Hayhurst

1873-1947
Railway transport officer, Justice of the Peace and sheriff
Sitter in 2 portraits