A painting that remembers a train line's former destination has been unveiled.

To mark the first anniversary of The Penny Salon at Ongar Station, Malcolm Root presented his latest painting June 9.

The painting was inspired by the Epping to Ongar line in the early 1950s, when it was connected by the steam push and pull trains from Epping Station.

It features one of the Holden F5 2-4-2Ts trains in its final years of service.

Malcolm Root, from Halstead, said: “It’s wonderful to be here at the Epping Ongar Railway today giving something back to the railways that have supported me over the years. "Unveiling my latest picture, featuring a scene at Epping Station, makes it particularly fitting that I am here at Ongar Station."

The painting presentation was at the start of special two day exhibition of his work, hosted by Mr Root in the Railway’s gallery

Dean Walton, business development manager, said: “Malcolm is rightly held in the highest regard for his wonderful compositions.

"It is an honour to have him here at the Epping Ongar Railway with a new painting featuring a locomotive and coaches that almost 70 years ago ran to Ongar.

“The Penny Salon is now one year old and a great thank you must go to Geoff Silcock and Malcolm Batten who have created this wonderful gallery space and the displays which go into it. It was a delight to meet Mr Root and see his work over the weekend."