With this rapidly increasingly popularity, the rail companies recognised the need to advertise their services and harness their share of the passenger market. As a result, railway posters began to emerge, with accomplished artists employed to create striking images of cities and seaside destinations around the country. Many of these have become iconic images and design classics, worth thousands of pounds.
This Scarborough poster was printed in December 1961 by Chorley and Pickersgill of Leeds for British Railways North Eastern Region. See more railway posters in the Beside our seaside theme.
Find out more about the first trains and early rail travel in the Stockton & Darlington Railway theme.
Image courtesy of Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum