'Forging Ahead', BR poster, 1950s.
© NRM / Cuneo Fine Arts / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced for British Railways (BR) to promote the company's first standard expres locomotive. The poster shows two steam locomotives pasing through a station amidst a cloud of steam and smoke. 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.