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By Rail to Wales, BR poster, c 1960

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By Rail to Wales, BR poster, c 1960

Poster produced for British Railways (BR) Western Region to promote rail travel to Wales. The poster shows a steam locomotive travelling through the Welsh countryside, with hills and a castle in the background. Artwork by Frank Wootton (1914-1998)

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This print takes us back to the enchanting era of rail travel in the 1960s. Created by renowned artist Frank Wootton, this vintage poster was produced for British Railways (BR) Western Region to entice travelers to explore the breathtaking beauty of Wales. The image transports us into a scene straight out of a fairytale. A majestic steam locomotive gracefully chugs through the picturesque Welsh countryside, surrounded by rolling hills and lush greenery as far as the eye can see. The landscape is dotted with charming little villages and quaint cottages, adding an idyllic touch to this timeless picture. But what truly captures our imagination is the magnificent castle that looms in the background, proudly standing atop a hill. Its ancient stone walls tell tales of centuries gone by, whispering secrets only history knows. This juxtaposition between man-made marvels and nature's wonders creates an atmosphere that is both awe-inspiring and serene. Frank Wootton's artistic prowess shines through every brushstroke, effortlessly capturing not just a moment frozen in time but also evoking emotions within us - a longing for adventure and exploration. As we gaze upon this remarkable piece from National Railway Museum's collection, we are reminded of how railways have always been more than just modes of transportation; they are gateways to discovery and experiences that stay etched in our memories forever.

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