Railway posters

Step back in time and discover the beauty of train travel with vintage railway posters. Find captivating artwork that celebrates the golden age of railways and adds a touch of nostalgia to your home decor.
The Flying Scotsman - the world's most famous train - booklet issued by the LNER, 1925 - cover by H G Gawthorn by mikeyashworth, via Flickr Vintage, Vintage Travel Posters, Retro, Vintage Travel, Flying Scotsman, Scotsman, Train Posters, Locomotive, Railway Posters

As early as 1925 the London & North Eastern Railway were cannily marketing both the locomotive Flying Scotsman (4472) and the named train service - it certainly probably was a contender for the confident assumption that it was the most famous train in the world. The cover artwork is very potent - worked up by Harry Gawthorn, a well-known commercial artist who also did many posters for the company.

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Mario Pires
ART & ARTISTS: Railway Posters – part 7 Trips, England, Vintage, British Rail, West Country, Southern Railways, National Railway Museum, Railroad Art, Train Travel

This large series on railway poster deals mainly with what could be called the golden age of the railway poster, where the sun always shone and the British seaside was as glamorous as the Côte d’Azur. Many talented and famous artists like Frank Newbould, John Hassall and Terence Cuneo worked on these posters. For more information, and for other works, see parts 1 to 6 also. This is part 7 of a 9 – part series on Railway Posters: Kenneth Denton Shoesmith ( 1890-1939 ) & Verney L. Danvers…

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Alistair Mclean