Author Archives: Paul Rennie

Railway Poster • USA • 1950s

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Railway Poster • France/Sweden • 1946

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Railway Photograph (disaster) • Mexico • 1960s

This is by Enrique Metinides… https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/aug/26/mexican-weegee-enrique-metinides-photographer-mexico-nota-roja-newspapers-car-smashes-crime-scenes

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French SNCF Passenger Railway Network Typographic Map • Rudi Meyer • 1976

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Railway Publication • British Railways in Peace and War • 1944

My friend, Diana, lent me this book about BR during WW2. Lots of terrific industrial photography, and a wonderful colour centre-fold celebrating the logistical significance of the railway in wartime…

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Railway Photograph • Robert Hanks • 2020

My friend, Robert Hanks, took this photograph on the Cambridge-Newmarket line last week. Lovely.

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Graphic Representation of 19C Railway Acceleration • Sunday Times • 1970

Here is a diagram from the Sunday Times, Eureka; History of Invention from 1970. The diagram is from the entry about steam railways and shows the shrinking effect, on geography, of mechanical railway acceleration in the middle of the 19C. … Continue reading

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Music of the Rails • Freight Train Whistles in the Night

Here is a film of an American steam train winding its way through the mountains. The driver, Steve, is giving the whistle his best blast. There’s a corny voice-over at the beginning which is best to ignore… Quite apart from … Continue reading

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Music of the Rails • Flying Scotsman • BBCsounds • 2020

Here is a BBC sound recording of the famous Flying Scotsman… https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p08fmjfn

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Music of the Rails • Florian Schneider 1947/2020 • TEE (1976)

Here’s a wonderful picture of the French TEE from the 1970s. I rode one of these trains between Paris and Toulouse in 1978. Happily, this was also the period of Kraftwerk’s famous TEE LP, and was probably the most stylish … Continue reading

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