- Progress - Every week British Railways Modernisation Plan goes further ahead.Location
- Swindon, Wiltshire, England.Artist
- Terence Tenison Cuneo (1907-1996).
Description - The painting was commissioned by British Railways from Terence Cuneo, to be used for the cover of The Unilever magazine "Progress" winter issue 1957/58 as well as general display. The poster shows the progress being made by British Railways in producing the new "Warship" Diesel Locomotives, seen in a Swindon workshop alongside a number of Steam Locomotives. It is sub-titled "every week British Railways' modernisation plan goes further ahead" to show how this was the future taking shape.
Year Published - 1959
Size - Quad Royal (approx 50 x 40in or 127 x 101.5cm)
Original Vintage British Railways Travel Poster.
Published by The British Transport Commission P1630
Printed in Great Britain by Waterlow & Sons Limited London and Dunstable
Condition Grade and Condition Report:
Grade: B+, un-conserved.
Folds, a few wear-throughs on intersections, a little creasing and small edge tears. 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.