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Carlisle, LMS / LNER poster, 1923-1947

Carlisle, LMS  /  LNER poster, 1923-1947


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Carlisle, LMS / LNER poster, 1923-1947

Poster produced for the London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) and London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) to promote rail travel to Carlisle in Cumbria. The poster shows a view of the bridge over the River Eden, which was built in 1815 by Robert Smirke (1781-1867). The city itself, with its cathedral and castle, is seen in the background. Artwork by an unknown artist

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EDITORS COMMENTS
This print showcases a remarkable poster created between 1923 and 1947 by the London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) and London & North Eastern Railway (LNER). Its purpose was to entice travelers to explore the enchanting city of Carlisle in Cumbria. The poster beautifully captures a picturesque view of the bridge over the River Eden, an architectural marvel constructed in 1815 by Robert Smirke. The artist behind this masterpiece remains unknown, but their talent is undeniable. They skillfully depicted Carlisle's stunning landscape with its majestic cathedral and imposing castle standing proudly in the background. This artwork transports viewers into a world where rail travel becomes synonymous with adventure and discovery. Preserved as part of the NRM/Pictorial Collection at the National Railway Museum, this print serves as a testament to both artistic brilliance and historical significance. It not only promotes rail travel but also immortalizes an era when these railways played an integral role in connecting people across vast distances. As we gaze upon this image, we are reminded of Carlisle's timeless allure—a place where history intertwines seamlessly with natural beauty. Whether one seeks architectural wonders or tranquil riverside walks, this poster invites all to embark on an unforgettable journey through time and space aboard LMS/LNER trains.

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