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The Coronation, LNER poster, 1937

The Coronation, LNER poster, 1937



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The Coronation, LNER poster, 1937

London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) poster promoting rail travel on The Coronation steam locomotive between London Kings Cross station and Edinburgh. Artwork by Doris Zinkeisen

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This print showcases the iconic LNER poster from 1937, promoting rail travel on The Coronation steam locomotive between London Kings Cross station and Edinburgh. Crafted by the talented artist Doris Zinkeisen, this artwork beautifully captures the grandeur and excitement of train travel during that era. The poster's design is a true masterpiece, combining elements of artistry and graphic design to create a visually stunning composition. The vibrant colors and intricate details draw viewers in, evoking a sense of adventure and allure. It serves as a testament to the golden age of railway travel when trains were not just modes of transportation but symbols of progress and sophistication. The Coronation locomotive itself takes center stage in this print, exuding power and elegance with its sleek lines and billowing clouds of steam. Its regal presence perfectly mirrors the significance behind its name – an homage to King George VI's coronation year. Displayed prominently at London Kings Cross station, this poster would have undoubtedly caught the attention of travelers passing through. It represents more than just an advertisement; it encapsulates an entire era defined by technological advancements, architectural marvels, and a growing fascination with exploration. Preserved within the National Railway Museum's Pictorial Collection, this print allows us to relive those glory days when rail travel was synonymous with luxury and style. It serves as a reminder that even today, amidst modern conveniences, there is still something magical about embarking on a journey aboard historic locomotives like The

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