Title - Blue Trains for service.
Location - Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, Scotland.
Artist - Terence Tenison Cuneo (1907-1996).
Description - The new "Blue Trains" started work on Glasgow suburban services in 1960, replacing old tired steam trains. They were a breath of fresh air at the time, with wide windows and curved front windows to look out past the driver. One is shown here alongside the River Clyde near Helensburgh, and is shown with a smokey dirty steam locomotive to the left, and a slow moving tug on the river to the right, highlighting its fast modernity. The poster was issued in another version with the wording "Glasgow Electric" and also with no wording at all. Those with wording are less common.
Year Published - 1960
Size - Quad Royal (approx 50 x 40in or 127 x 101.5cm) plus linen border
Original Vintage British Railways Travel Poster.
Published by British Railways (Scottish Region) B.29211
Printed by Waterlow & Sons Limited, London and Dunstable.
Condition Grade and Condition Report:
Grade: B+, conservation-backed on museum-grade thick paper / thin card (as acquired).
Professionally repaired edge tears and fold wear, and corner paper losses replaced. 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.