One of the things I like about railways is the specific typography associated with transport networks.
I love it all: road signs, underground posters, and railway architecture. I especially like the traditions of hand-painted lettering on old steam trains. I quite life the fabric on old buses too.
BBCTV repeated a short film about the recent restoration of the Flying Scotsman engine. The film had a number of lovely sequences that showed the effort that goes into painting it just right.
For most of the film, the engine is in war paint from WW2; that’s matt black all over. The picture, above, shows a detail of the numbers, painted with shadows and shading.