great western railway shortest route poster

Made:
1923-1929
publisher:
Great Western Railway
artist:
Phillip Reid

Poster, Great Western Railway, The Shortest Route between London and Birmingham Is By G.W.R. From and To Paddington, about 1924. Depicts a profile view of the 4-6-0 Castle Class locomotive No 4073 'Caerphilly Castle' with a train of passenger carriages in chocolate and cream livery, with hills in the background. Beneath is a large text box, which takes up most of the poster. At the top is the GWR company crest, and below the text, which includes two inset boxes for "Restaurant Cars" and "2-Hour trains daily". At the bottom right margin text reads "Felix J.C. Pole", General Manager. Printed by Phillip Reid of Fleet Street, London. Format quad royal. Linen backed.

Details

Category:
Railway Posters, Notices & Handbills
Object Number:
1986-8798
type:
poster
taxonomy:
  • commercial records and equipment
credit:
Onslow's Auctioneers
status:
Permanent collection

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