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In the Olden Days, the railway companies advertised their wares by means of some finely executed posters, intriguing now to look back on what went on. The London Midland and Scottish Railway ran to Llanberis in Wales and people were encouraged to holiday in old converted coaches by the side of the main line. £2.10s.0d per week seems to be a bargain (that's £2.50 in New Money), I doubt you could do this these days.

These posters are on show at the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway in North Yorkshire, a few more fromt he railway follows in the week.

(This post, and small series of images, was inspired by Bill(Yellowbear)'s images from the Tramway Museum)

Days Out


In the Olden Days, the railway companies advertised their wares by means of some finely executed posters, intriguing now to look back on what went on. The London Midland and Scottish Railway ran to Llanberis in Wales and people were encouraged to holiday in old converted coaches by the side of the main line. £2.10s.0d per week seems to be a bargain (that's £2.50 in New Money), I doubt you could do this these days.

These posters are on show at the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway in North Yorkshire, a few more fromt he railway follows in the week.

(This post, and small series of images, was inspired by Bill(Yellowbear)'s images from the Tramway Museum)

comments (10)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Jun 2009, 08:39
Well spotted Les: these things are absolutely glorious and remind me of a bygone age
Les Auld: Thanks Chris, often considered a Golden and more simple age as well.
  • graham pickett
  • United Kingdom SOUTHSEA HAMPSHIRE
  • 15 Jun 2009, 08:48
Nice work Les,originals and copies are fetching big money!As we are going to Yorkshire this year if all goes well,will have to fit in a visit.just about to Google same for details.Thanks.
Les Auld: The Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway is a fine little line, mainly industrial and small loco based though. Some interesting rolling stock as well. It is just outside Skipton and also not far from the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway as well, which is more of big train set.

Enjoy your time in Yorkshire, some fine places to visit that even a Lancashire lad such as I must admit. Thanks for the commet.
Great capture Les. These posters are glorious!
Les Auld: A bit of advertising history Richard, thanks for the comment.
I really like this les. When I posted a similar shot a while ago I was directed to here http://www.travelpostersonline.com/ by one of our fellow SC members.
Les Auld: Just had a look at the link, interesting site Brian, and I suspect the cost is much more than the cost of the original as well.
Beautifully presented Les
Les Auld: Thanks Pam, a small ensemble of posters assembled in Photoshop.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 Jun 2009, 18:03
£2.10s.0d per week may still be possible, especially if the never did any maintenance on those coaches.

Symetry well done - it is like a collage.
Les Auld: Could be right Louis, thanks for the comment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 Jun 2009, 18:03
Or is it one?
Les Auld: Congratulations Louis, you've seen through it. I cut he posters out from different images and pasted them on a wall texture I had from somewhere else.
I love these posters, particularly when they take liberties with the scenery. When there were several brine baths in Droitwich, posters would show people by the sea! They often moved buildings tootongue

I'm going to enjoy your series
Les Auld: They are great Bill, only true inthe destination usually, I remember the ones they had in the old compartment coaches in the fifties and early sixties, we used to travel up to Aberdeen by train and spend hours staring at the posters. Thanks for the comment.
I think for us oldies (bus pass age) that the nostalgia in these posters really hits the spot and of course many of the posters were painted by really well established painters of the day.
great Les. richard
Les Auld: Certainly does Richard, and nostalgia is a large industry today. Thanks for the comment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 Jun 2009, 21:22
It is a long time that I am thinking of you as the master of collages - this is a case in point.
Les Auld: Thanks Louis appreciate the compliment.

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