Working Class Hero

The hammers have fallen, the workers have gone – never to return and the years and seasons pass by. Like a vault, a time capsule, it is sealed off and slowly forgotten. Dust gathers day by day, until finally each motionless item is covered in a light shade of brown. Time stands still here, the clocks have seized up, the industrial noise has vanished and the mood, no matter what the weather, is cold and desolate.

Items that were once the backbone of transportation around the state, have retired. No longer needed, required or cared for. Working class heroes; all of them. Admired when they were needed – forgotten now that they are not.

Being a railway enthusiast I have known about this place for years and years, however on Monday 1st March 2010 I found myself walking through here suddenly thinking that one day it might not exist any more.

I am very much an old world person with a deep appreciation for this period in time. It truly amazes me and I constantly wish that I had been able to experience places such as this one when they were alive and in their prime. So, a few days later I went back to capture the scene.

My aim was to capture the scene as a whole. I really wanted to see the roof detail, the depth and the clutter of items on the floor. I also wanted to highlight the size of this location, and even though this is only a small part of it all, I still think I have achieved what I set out to do.

For those of you who are railway buffs, the locomotive on the left is a Victorian Railways K Class 2-8-0, K151. The other loco is a Victorian Railways D3 Class 4-6-0, D3 677. The carriage is a BW.

All prints come unframed

12 Inch $25.00

30 Inch $120.00

60 Inch $440.00
18 Inch $50.00

40 Inch $190.00

70 Inch $600.00
24 Inch $99.00

50 Inch $330.00

Postage within Australia is $25p&p


Order & Delivery Information

Print Information

All of Jonathan Newton’s open and limited edition prints are produced on Fujiflex Metallic Crystal Archive, one of the highest quality photographic papers available in the world today. The quality is exceptional with extremely high contrast and an ultra high gloss appearance that makes the images jump right off the paper in an almost three-dimensional way. It also has great archival properties with a strong resistance to light exposure. With correct professional mounting and framing Jonathan’s prints will last for many years without signs of colour fading.

Each photograph is hand signed by Jonathan Newton. It’s then covered, rolled and packed into a hard cylinder tube to guarantee the safest delivery possible. Limited edition print’s are numbered and come with a ‘Certificate Of Authenticity’, also hand signed by Jonathan.

Limited Edition Prints

Printed in editions of 50, 100 or 250, Jonathan’s Limited Edition prints showcase scenes that we don’t usually see ourselves, or those that we seem to take for granted. Unlike other investments, all can enjoy these prints while they mature. With professional mounting and framing they will last many years without any signs of fading, allowing you to decorate your walls while the value increases.

When 10% of the total prints are sold in any one edition, the purchase price increases by 20% ensuring that your investment increases in value. Once the last print in an edition has sold there will never be another one produced.

Delivery Information

All prints are individually produced to maintain the best possible level of quality. Our standard delivery times for unframed prints and posters are as follows:

Australia wide delivery time is 1-2 weeks.
International delivery time is 2-3 weeks.