Vintage train posters celebrate landmark anniversaries of rail

This year sees two very significant anniversaries for rail travel – the 100th anniversary of the publication of Bradshaw’s Continental Railway guide 1913, and 150 years since the opening of the London Underground. These two events have had a significant impact not only on the railways, but on the British way of life. To celebrate, we bring a fresh take on the vintage railway poster.

Depicting some of the greatest trains travelling some of the most famous routes from the age of steam locomotion (see if you can guess which they are), the posters pay homage to the same advertisements that appealed to those buying Bradshaw’s guide and taking the first Tube trips all those years ago.

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