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Scotland For Your Holidays, BR poster, 1952 Featured Transportation Image

Scotland For Your Holidays, BR poster, 1952

Poster produced for British Railways (BR), showing the Gresley A4 Class Pacific Plover locomotive crossing the Forth Bridge in Scotland. Artwork by Terence Cuneo (1907-1996). Cuneo withstood gales of over 50mph to sketch this scene from a girder high above the track. He recounted: Working conditions here were frankly terrifying. Although swaddled in a flying suit, duffel coat, balaclava and mittens, to say nothing of long woollen underwear - I was frozen

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Edinburgh: Mons Meg, LNER poster, c 1935 Featured Transportation Image

Edinburgh: Mons Meg, LNER poster, c 1935

Leisure travel between London and Edinburgh has always been central to the image of the Flying Scotsman. In this London & North Eastern Railway poster of the 1930s, fashionable passengers enjoy the sights of the Scottish capital. The famous 14th-century Mons Meg cannon stands outside Edinburgh castle. The buildings of the city are seen in the background

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London Docks 1958 EAW071687 Featured Transportation Image

London Docks 1958 EAW071687

LONDON DOCKS, Southwark. Aerial photograph of Greenland Dock, Rotherhithe in June 1958. Also showing South Dock, the River Thames and the entrance to the Millwall Outer Dock (on the Isle of Dogs). Freighters are unloading into barges and butties. The dock was mostly used for Baltic shipping, notably whaling and timber. Greenland Dock is the oldest of London's riverside docks, originally laid out in 1695 to refit East Indiamen. The commercial docks closed in 1970, and the warehouses have now been replaced by Docklands residential developments (Swedish Quay, Baltic Quay and Brunswick Quay). Aerofilms Collection (see Links)

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