'On Early Shift', BR poster, 1948.
© NRM / Cuneo Fine Arts / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced for British Railways (BR), showing a railway worker manually operating the signals in the Greenwood signal box, New Barnet, London. A steam locomotive can be seen approaching in the distance. Artwork by Terence Cuneo, son of the artists Cyrus and Nell Cuneo. He studied at the Chelsea and Slade Art Schools and in addition to a long career designing railway posters, he also painted portraits (including royal portraits) and ceremonial and military subjects.