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Railway Badge • British Railways • AL1 81 • c1964

Here is a lovely engine badge from the modernisation period of British Rail in the early 1960s. This was the first big AC engine. And here is a lovely painting of the engine…terrific. Actually, this picture is based on a … Continue reading

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Railway Orphans Enamel Badge • Mallard • British Railways • c1950

This is a lovely badge with the streamlined loco, Mallard, painted in BR colours. So, after WW2. Mallard is probably the second-most-famous loco in Britain after Flying Scotsman. That is because Mallard holds the world speed record for a steam … Continue reading

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Post Office Publicity + Model Railway • 1935

Here is a most interesting little pamphlet. It’s from 1935 and describes a lecture given by Sir Stephen Tallents about the opportunities, benefits and challenges in relation to promoting the activities of the Post Office. I’m interested in this because … Continue reading

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Railway Poster • Isle of Wight • Network SE • Edward Pond • 1989

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Railway Poster • Holland via Harwich • Fred Taylor • LNER • 1930s

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Railway Poster • Oxford • Fred Taylor • GWR • 1920s

Beautiful lithographic drawing by Fred Taylor for the Great Western Railway to Oxford.

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Ilse Bing • Railway Photography • 1930s

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Swiss Railway Tourism Pictures • 1940s

These are colour lithographs published by the Swiss National Tourist Office during the 1940s. They were printed by Wolfsberg, in Zurich. The artist is Alois Carigiet, and the prints are from a series called, Beautiful Switzerland… It turns out that … Continue reading

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Time and Relative Dimension in Space • For the Train • Lewis Caroll • 1856

I’ve posted before about the feelings of vertigo that derive from the sensation of speed and excitement associated with train travel…it’s all very Freudian, and psycheadelic. It turns out that the first writing by Lewis Caroll (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland … Continue reading

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Old Railway Photographs • Frank Bird Masters • USA • c1900s

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