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Category Archives: Vintage Train Posters

Britain’s best transport museums

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Steam train

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Britain has always had a love affair with trains. The story really got started when the first steam engine was invented, connecting people to the cities and driving the Industrial Revolution which transformed Britain forever.

Our train and transport museums do a fantastic job of keeping our memories alive, preserving historic models and telling the colourful story of the evolution of Britain’s railway and the social change it brought.

Whether you’re new to train travel or a long-time lover of trains, read on for some of the country’s very best train museums.

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Discover Edinburgh’s Past With Our Pick Of Vintage Rail Posters

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Edinburgh is a bustling, beautiful city beloved by tourists the world over, but while it retains much of its ancient charm, it’s also become a much more modern affair over the years. Discover the Edinburgh from older days and check out the vintage rail posters that tempted visitors to the capital in the 20th century.

Home to some of Scotland’s most iconic sites, a plethora of brilliant festivals and many unique cultural and artistic achievements, Edinburgh is a city worth celebrating. Next time you visit, whether for a luxurious holiday or a mad festival dash, be sure to check our journey planner for cheap tickets before you book.

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Off To the Seaside with Our Pick of Vintage Rail Posters

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When the sun is shining, there’s no denying that us Brits do like to be beside the seaside. . So why not find a little inspiration for your summer holidays this year by checking out our favourite vintage rail posters?

From bathing beauties to quaint coastlines, the seaside posters of yesteryear are certainly charming. If you find yourself yearning for the feel of sand between your toes and a dripping ice cream in your hand, be sure to check our journey planner for cheap train tickets and snag yourself the best seaside deals.

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Re-live the National Railway Museum’s past with our pick of vintage rail posters

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The National Railway Museum – which has already hosted this month’s Railfest event – is one of the UK’s leading tourist attractions. This month, we’re celebrating its contribution to preserving historic railway exhibits by taking a look at some of its own adverts from the past.

Read on for our pick of vintage posters for the National Railway Museum. And, if you’re planning a trip to York to explore the museum yourself, don’t forget that you could make great savings when you book your
train tickets, car hire and hotel accommodation with us

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Celebrating the Diamond Jubilee – with some regal railway posters

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The Diamond Jubilee celebrations kick off this month – and we’re gearing up to celebrate with Her Maj. Take a look at our pick of royal-themed vintage railway posters to see how regal celebrations and destinations were advertised to rail passengers in years gone by.

And if you’re heading off to a Jubilee event soon, don’t forget to check our website before you set off – you could make some right royal savings when you book your train tickets, car hire and hotel accommodation with us.

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Travel back in time with our pick of Boat Race-inspired vintage railway posters

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This year’s Boat Race may have been controversial, but watching the light and dark blues battling their way down the Thames still had us dreaming of spired university cities and messing about on the water. And these vintage railway posters show just how long people have been travelling to Oxford, Cambridge and London by train.

If you fancy heading off on a Boat Race-inspired trip of your own, check our journey planner to find cheap train tickets before you set off.

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Our pick of vintage rail posters – advertising Glasgow

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Scotland’s largest city has long been a popular destination for train travellers. Take a look at our pick of vintage railway posters to see how Glasgow was portrayed in years gone by – and if you’re planning a trip to Glasgow in the future, don’t forget to check our journey planner for cheap train tickets.

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Enjoy some railway romance … with our pick of vintage railway posters

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February’s traditionally a time for love – and you can take romantic journey into the past with our pick of nostalgic train posters. Just read on to see some vintage prints showing rail’s romantic side.

And if Cupid’s got you all loved up and planning a romantic escape of your own, check our journey planner to find cheap train tickets – you can spend the money you’ve saved on a gift for your sweetheart or a glass or two of champagne.

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Jump aboard and head back to Devon’s past … with our pick of vintage railway posters

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Take a rail journey into the past with our pick of nostalgic train posters advertising the popular tourist destination of Devon. Just read on for some of the best vintage prints. And if you fancy heading off on a seaside break, don’t forget to check our journey planner to find cheap train tickets too.

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Take the train…back in time with vintage-themed train journeys

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Take a train ride back in time this Christmas with vintage-themed journeys. Read on to discover how you can recreate the glamour of yesterday when you travel this holiday season. And, you might even find some old-timey prices when using our journey planner for cheap train tickets.

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