'Over a Century of Progres', LMS poster, 1933.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced for London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) to promote progres made by the railway. The poster shows an illustration of the Princes Royal steam locomotive superimposed on diagrams of earlier locomotives (including Robert Stephenson's 'Rocket' of 1830). The Princes Royal clas of locomotive was a 4 cylinder 4-6-2 Pacific, designed by Sir William Stanier (LMS Chief Mechanical Engineer) and introduced in 1933 for use on expres pasenger services. Artwork by E H Fairhurst. Dimensions: 1016 mm x 1270 mm.