England’s railways were once a rainbow of liveries. But government management during World War I showed the need for greater efficiency, and by 1923 some 120 companies became the Big Four: Southern Railway; Great Western Railway; London and North Eastern Railway; and London, Midland and Scottish Railway. All had lines fanning out from London to their designated region and tried to attract riders with posters advertising pastoral scenes, charming villages, or flashing views of the capital…

England’s railways were once a rainbow of liveries. But government management during World War I showed the need for greater efficiency, and by 1923 some 120 companies became the Big Four: Southern Railway; Great Western Railway; London and North Eastern Railway; and London, Midland and Scottish Railway. All had lines fanning out from London to their designated region and tried to attract riders with posters advertising pastoral scenes, charming villages, or flashing views of the capital…

Southern British Railways, 1950s - original vintage poster by Roderick Laing listed on AntikBar.co.uk

Southern British Railways, 1950s - original vintage poster by Roderick Laing listed on AntikBar.co.uk

Poster produced in 1947 for the Southern Railway (SR) of Bexhill-on-Sea in Sussex, showing the De-La-Warr Pavilion and East Parade. The artwork is by Ronald Lampitt.

Poster produced in 1947 for the Southern Railway (SR) of Bexhill-on-Sea in Sussex, showing the De-La-Warr Pavilion and East Parade. The artwork is by Ronald Lampitt.

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