Title - Night Freight.
Artist - Terence Tenison Cuneo (1907-1996).
Description - A vibrant starry night-time scene during the days of British Railways' Modernisation Programme. The Condor London to Glasgow express freight service (Container Door-to-Door, forerunner of the modern Freightliner trains) is waiting at the signal with a pair of the notoriously unreliable Metropolitan-Vickers Co-Bo diesel locomotives in charge. On the left is the old-guard in the form of a smokey steam locomotive, and on the right another steam engine under the coaling stage, next to a diesel shunter.
Year Published - 1959
Size - Quad Royal (approx 50 x 40in or 127 x 101.5cm)
Original Vintage British Railways Travel Poster.
Published by British Railways (London Midland Region) LM 22359
Printed by Waterlow & Sons Limited, London and Dunstable
Condition Grade and Condition Report:
Grade: B+, we have had this poster conservation-backed on linen. For more details of the process please see the "Conservation" page of this website.
Prior to linen backing the poster was rather creased, with some wear and tears towards the left side, a small surface tear and a little edge discolouration. The tears have been repaired and there is a little residual creasing. More detailed photos are available on request if required.
More About The Artist:
Terence Cuneo was a hugely accomplished artist, born in London, the son of artists. There is a wealth of his original work in various museums, including many war works, his railways work and his official artwork for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. His works and posters produced from them are highly collectable around the world. He was awarded the OBE, was a CVO, and his life-size statue is to be seen at London's Waterloo Station.