Railway Poster • France • 1930s

And here is a picture of the type fo steam locomotive shown in the poster…it’s a very famous and long-serving type of engine.

You can see these engines in the documentary film by Jean Mitry, Pacific 231 (1949).

Here’s my previous post about the film

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Railway Poster • France • 1930s

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Railway Fabric • c1950s

This lovely fabric has a design made from railway travellers shown against the windows of various carriages. Mostly that seem to be having a lovely time.

These would have made lovely curtains suggestive, in a bedroom setting, of dreams and travel.

I’ve posted before about railways and dreams, here

By a happy co-incidence, the BBCiplayer is showing The Third Man (1949) by Carol Reed. This film is more-or-less always available online. It has a couple of brief scenes at the railway station! It’s a perfect film, and well worth watching.

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Railway Films • Some Trains • 2014…

Folkestone, where I live, is hosting the Strange Love festival, and showing some railway films. Perfect.

https://www.strangelovefestival.com/andrew-cross

https://www.ferroequinology.net/

I’ve posted many times about railways and cinema….just start with Hitchcock and search for cinema

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British Rail Bobble Hat • 2021

Lovely new bobble based on BR…#bensvintage

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French Railway Poster • 1954

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Abandoned Railway Engine • Russia • 2021

from The Guardian 20/11/21

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French Railway Poster • 1930s

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Railway Adventure • 2021

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2021/oct/22/across-kazakhstan-by-rail-a-photo-essay

The Guardian have a photo-essay of travelling across Kazakhstan by railway. Looks like an adventure!

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German Railway Poster • 1962

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