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YORKSHIRE watercolour artist Ashley Jackson will unveil a Grand Central Railway train in his name next week.

Britain’s first “art train” will have his name on the outside and his work inside.

Examples of his landscapes synonymous with the county will be displayed in carriages and his work will even feature in the toilets.

“I am thrilled to launch what is the first high speed exhibition of its kind in the country,” he said.

“It will allow passengers to enjoy an artistic experience whilst on the move, bringing art into every day life.

“I hope through the paintings others will begin to share my passion and enthusiasm for God’s county - Yorkshire.”

The named train: Ashley Jackson - The Yorkshire Artist will travel the north east and Yorkshire services into Kings Cross.

Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire said the concept would attract the attention of home and overseas travellers who use the train.

The train naming takes place on October 20, 5.55 pm, at Bradford Interchange.