Venice travel poster
Attractive poster for the French National Railways, Chemin de Fers de l'Est, advertising Venice (or Venise) as a holiday destination. The famous Grand Canal can be seen with gondolas making their way up and down the waterway, while two traders unloads a variety of juicy looking fruit.
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Cook's Programme of Popular Day Outings
Cover illustration for Cook's Programme of Popular Day Outings by Rail, Coach and Steamer in connection with the Midland, North Eastern, and Lancashire & Yorkshire Railways. There is a montage of sketches, including a motor coach, a steam train, people on the deck of a steamer, a coach drawn by horses, a castle on a hill and a ruined abbey.
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Sir Sam Fay by Lieut. Percival Anderson
Sir Samuel (Sam) Fay (1856-1953), railway administrator. General Manager of first the Midland and South Western Junction Railways and then in 1902, the Grand Central Railway as well as responsible for the development of Immingham Dock. As editor of several rail magazines, he pioneered the use of publicity for the railways. He was director of movements at the War Office from January 1917 to March 1918, then director-general of movements and railways, and a member of the army council, with the rank of general. He gives a lively account of his wartime career in his book The War Office at War (1937). In 1919 he returned to the Great Central Railway, remaining its general manager until it became part of the London and North Eastern Railway on 1 January 1923. Date: 1918
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