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Girl on a Train • Fashion Shoot • Lillian Bassman • 1951

How to travel in style…

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Freight Lettering…

I’m often a bit disappointed by the lettering and typographic design on vans, lorries and trains….so, I’m delighted by this. I love it. Click on the picture to see it bigger.

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Lewis Hine • Railway Photographer • USA • Early 20C

The democratic and republican origins of the US has tended towards a mythologising of ordinary people and the intrinsic dignity and heroism of blue-collar America. Nowadays, this is still evident in the RnB of Bruce Springsteen…and in the long tradition … Continue reading

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No More First Class

The government are considering ending the distinction between forst and second class on trains in the south-east…good idea, but why not all first class? Let’s elevate everyone; not drive them down…  

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All the Stations • 2017

The BBC website has a story about Geoff and Vicky, who are visiting every railway station in Britain. There’s a little film, here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-40341771    

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Empty Tracks • USA

The BBC website is showing a slideshow of john Sanderson’s photographs of empty rail tracks…strangely unsettling. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-40341771  

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Railway Loco Badges

Here are three lovely enamelled loco badges…

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Doctor Who • Pyramids • Railways

Here is a screengrab from the trailer for the new Doctor Who adventure…it has a steam loco, on a bridge, heading for a pyramid… We love Doctor Who…the present Doctor, a slightly manic Peter Capaldi as Univeristy professor, is terrific … Continue reading

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Modern Railway Posters

Here, apparently, is a poster published by SouthEastern Trains, the company that runs the High Speed railway service between Folkestone and London. It was reported in the local news section of the BBC website, and fed from the Kentonline newsfeed…I’m  … Continue reading

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Railway People c1900

I have just discovered the wonderful world of old railway photographs…and the people in them. These guys look just like the characters in the Andrew Martin books I’ve posted about just recently.

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