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About George Williamson

George WilliamsonAlways interested in steam machinery, George began working life as an apprentice fitter in the York Road Locomotive Works of the Ulster Transport Authority, in Belfast, N. Ireland then emigrated to Canada in 1954.

He started involvement in restoring Steam Machinery in 1964. George has since worked on restoration, repair, and maintenance of 10 locomotives plus associated work on antique machine shop rebuilds, stationary boilers and machinery, including design and production of spare parts.

He started painting in 1980 ,using oils and later acrylics, Subjects were mainly locomotives and railways.

The experiences gained in bringing back to life and operating the old steam machines have helped him bring atmosphere and feeling which he tries to include in his artwork.

George is still painting, still interested in steam, and also still employed as a Locomotive Engineer on the Alberni Pacific Railway on Vancouver Island..