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Not quite a Railway…San Sebastien • Spain • 1908

This is not quite a railway…it’s a royal bathing machine that runs on tracks and into the sea. It’s from San Sebastien, in Spain, and from 1908. It’s part of the Miramar Palace, designed for the Spanish Royal family by … Continue reading

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Michael Portillo • BBCTV • US Trains • 2018

Michael Portillo has just started another set of US railway journeys. This time around the north-eastern part of the country…Boston etc. I know these are simply cheap TV…he sits on a train, talks to the people on the train, and … Continue reading

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North Korea • House of Illustration • 2108

Ths was in today’s Guardian, and is from a piece about the graohic culture of North Korea…

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Ludwig Hohlwein • MAN Railway Publicity • 1920s

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Railway Locomotive Coloured-Photo • Late19C

Lovely…

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Japanese Coloured Woodcut Print • Late19C

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Japanese Coloured Woodcut Print • late19C

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Japanese Coloured Woodcut Print • Late19C

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Japanese Coloured Woodcut Print • Late19C

Here is a three-panel coloured woodcut from Japan. It shows the the first train to leave Yokohama. The print is from the late 19C. I’ve always liked the graphic style of these images. I love the way the flat-colour 2D … Continue reading

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Smoke + Steam • 1950s

Here is a lovely picture of a steam loco, just like a ghost…

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