'East Coast Route', GNR/NER/NBR poster, c 1900-1910.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced for Great Northern Railway (GNR), North Eastern Railway (NER) and North British Railway (NBR) to promote rail travel between London King's Cross and Scotland. The Victorian railway companies who operated the East Coast Main Line issued this poster between 1900 and 1910. It is an accurate map of the UK and graphically represents why the East Coast route took its name.