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Scottish Railway Posters (11)

This was the only one I could find with snow.

Galloway Poster from 1927

Scottish Railway Posters (10)

The West Highland Line passes by a few hundred yards from where I type.

Scottish Railway Posters (9)

For anyone who thinks this blog is thrown together in a random fashion…

Scottish Railway Posters (8)

I will be spending today mostly here at my annual pilgrimage

Scottish Railway Posters (7)

And speaking of Staffa, the clip below is Fingal’s Cave from the Hebridean Suite by Felix Medelsson. The story goes that Mendelsson having enjoyed his trip to Staffa on a Saturday, returned to his hotel on Iona desperate to develop his musical ideas. Unfortunately the hotelier was a devout follower of the Free Church and banned Mendelsson from playing the piano on a Sunday.

Anyway I don’t often listen to classical music but this is one I play on the MP3 from time to time.

Scottish Railway Posters (6)

Scottish Railway Posters (4 & 5)

I don’t have info on this one but it looks very similar in style to the Peterhead poster I featured. Obviously from the same series.

Poster produced for London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) to promote rail travel to Helensburgh on the Clyde Coast of Scotland. Artwork by Frank Henry Mason (1876-1965), who was educated at HMS Conway and spent time at sea. He painted marine and coastal subjects and was involved in engineering and shipbuilding. He designed posters for several railway companies.

Scottish Railway Posters (3)

As requested by Ferncake, this iconic poster by Terence Cuneo of a “Blue Train” at Bowling in Dunbartonshire .

And interestingly, how it looks in real life, but this was a later image as the Erskine Bridge, built in the late sixties, is in the background. My guess from the train livery is that this was maybe taken in the 80′s

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Moving down the coast.

I’ll dedicate this one to Russell if he’s not too busy fielding calls about the latest Horseboy sighting!

“The finest beach and most beautiful holiday resort in Britain”

Discuss.

Scottish Railway Posters

First in a series.

Starting with this for my regular contributors  Ken Fitlike (don’t know if he’s on or off shore at the moment) and Sneddy

Edited to add this picture, taken on the very spot by Mr Fitlike himself this very morn!

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