'The Royal Border Bridge', BR poster, 1948-1965.
© NRM / Cuneo Fine Arts / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced for British Railways (BR) to promote rail travel between England and Scotland on the East Coast route, which passed through Berwick-on-Tweed, Northumberland. The poster shows a steam locomotive crossing the Royal Border Bridge over the River Tweed, which was opened by Queen Victoria (1819-1901) in 1850. Terence Cuneo was commissioned by British Railways to paint this as one of a series of paintings promoting the railway's journeys to York, Newcastle and Berwick. The Royal Border Bridge was the second railway poster that Cuneo painted for the East Coast route. Artwork by Terence Cuneo (1907-1996).