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French Railways SNCF • Railway Dining • 1960s

Here is a picture of the restaurant car of theFrench railway SNCF flagship service between Paris and Nice, called Le Mistral. This is from the period of modernisation at the end of the 1960s. The evident formality of the whole … Continue reading

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What this blog looks like…

Here is a screen-grab of some of my recent image uploads onto this blog. I love this kind of visual overview of what has been built up over a period of time. Like a virtual mood-board…

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Railway Poster • Belgium • Armand Massonet • 1949

Here is a lovely poster by Massonet for the electrified railway service between Bruxelles and Charleroi.

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Railway Map • France SNCF • Rudi Meyer • 1976

This is lovely. It’s a map of the French railway system in 1976, made for SNCF. Rudi Meyer is a genius of map design. He was taught in Basel by Armin Hofman and Emil Ruder. In France, he has worked … Continue reading

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French Railways • Model • Le Capitole

Here is a lovely model, in O gauge, of the French electric loco for the SNCF Trans Europe Express service between Paris and Toulouse. It’s called Le Capitole. The model is from Lombardi, Italy. I posted about this train before, … Continue reading

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No Road • Leonard Cusden • NSFA + RoSPA • 1939 + 1950s

Here are two posters with the same message

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Train Toy • 1940s

Lovely packaging

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Train Toy • 1950s

Lovely packaging.

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Girl on a Train • Kim Novak • 1956

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Girl on a Train • Marilyn • 1940s

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