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Modern British Railways • 1965

I found this wonderful photo of the new style containerised freight train for British Rail, circa 1965. You get a great sense of modernity, against the grimy and broken background. Containerisation provides, literally, the building blocks of the global economy. … Continue reading

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Music of the Rails • Johnny Cash • 1970s

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US Railroad • Sunbeam Special • 1940s

I love this, and who wouldn’t travel on a train called, the Sunbeam…perfect.

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Chicago – New Orleans • The City of New Orleans + Panama Streamliners • Chicago + Illinois • 20C

The green diamond was the wonderful symbol for the passenger services of the Chicago and Illinois Railroad. The railway styled itself the Mainline of Mid-America…and provided a range of Streamline and Pullman services between Chicago and various big cities to … Continue reading

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Music of the Rails • The Theory

As part of my Music of the Rails project I have been thinking about the different kinds of railway music: there’s orchestral, machine-noise, jazz, swing, soul and country music at least. The noise of the railway has always been understood … Continue reading

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Girl on the Train • Film Image • Trans Europe Express • 1966

Too right…

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Girl on the Train • Film Poster • Trans Europe Express • 1966

Modern poster for an old film…

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Girl on the Train • Film Poster • Trans Europe Express • 1966

Lovely new wave poster by Ferracci. In two sizes.

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Girl on the Train • Film Poster • Trans Europe Express • 1966

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Music of the Rails • SNCF • Dave Gilmore (Pink Floyd) • 2015

News story, in French, about Pink Floyd’s Dave Gilmour making a song from the SNCF audio ident…marvellous.

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