Railway Journeys in Art Volume 4: The Eastern Counties



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The Railway Journeys in Art series is a nine-volume definitive collection of British and international railway posters which showcases many of the railway posters from the National Railway Museum at York and other museums and galleries. Each volume is a mixture of travel documentary, geographical and historical study, graphic artists' reference and poster database - all interlinked using the central theme of railway posters. Volume 4 sees the journey begin with industrial scenes as we visit Immingham and Scunthorpe. We then visit the cities of Lincoln, Cambridge, Ely and Norwich, before reaching the coast at Great Yarmouth. The Norfolk Broads, the Fens and the pretty villages of Suffolk await, before it is into Hertfordshire and Essex. Essex featured surprisingly often in railway advertising and a mixture of shipping and holiday posters is included, for an area that saw many day-trippers come from London. With a Foreword written by Michael Portillo, it is a wonderful nostalgic journey.

Richard Furness has been interested in railways from his earliest recollections. Living close to the railway lines in the historic and industrial part of East Shropshire, he grew up to the sights, smells and sounds of the steam locomotives. Richard has been writing books on railway-related subjects for many years. He is the author of the successful and critically-acclaimed Poster to Poster series.

ISBN: 9780956209238
Format: Hardcover
Publication date: 30/09/2011
RRP: $87.99
Pages: 268
Dimension: 234mm X 305mm
Imprint: McNidder and Grace