Railway Pub Sign

Here is a pub sign from Folkestone…I think I’ll start keeping a record of railway themed pub signs when I see them…I’ve always loved pub signs for their obvious combination of image and text, and for the heraldic and sign-paintedqualities in their design.

I’m not sure why I hadn’t thought of keeping this record before…grr

The Golden Arrow was the express service between London and Paris. The international dimension gave the whole thing a special kind of glamour. The train service passed through Folkestone…

Andrew Martin has told the story of these kinds of pre-war luxury train services. I’ve posted about his book before, here

Andrew Martin – Railway Writer

and, here

Andrew Martin – Literature and the Railway.

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