Thursday, 25 February 2010

Railway memorabilia from the golden age of steam

Railway memorabilia from the golden age of steam

Some truly evocative images here, from what is rightly called the golden age of railway travel. It is easy to forget in these days of over-running engineering works, rail-replacement services and leaves on the line that before Dr Beeching's cuts in the 1960s the railway network reached every corner of the country and was the predominant mode of transport for the British holidaymaker.
These posters that this fellow has spent a lifetime collecting hark back to a long forgotten Britain. Somehow I can't see that style of advertisement working today with our modern trains, more's the pity!

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