Then and Now The Flying Scotsman

Made:
1930 in England
maker:
Vincent Brooks, Day and Son Limited
publisher:
London & North Eastern Railway
artist:
Alfred Reginald Thomson

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Poster, London & North Eastern Railway, Then and now, 'The Flying Scotsman', The World's Most Famous Train, 1862 - 1930, by A R Thomson, about 1930. Coloured lithograph depicting two diagonally divided images of the Flying Scotsman service. At left is a fanciful representation of the train in 1862, actually showing a much earlier locomotive from about the 1830s, with a man standing on the buffer beam and another chasing a herd of cows from the track. At right is a stylised modernist view of the Flying Scotsman in 1930, seen from a low viewpoint and lit by the glow from the firebox. Accompanying text reads "Published by the London & North Eastern Railway. Printed in England. Vincent Brook, Day & Son Ltd, Lith. London WC2"

Details

Category:
Railway Posters, Notices & Handbills
Object Number:
1999-7536
type:
poster
taxonomy:
  • commercial records and equipment
credit:
Sheffield Railwayana Auctions

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