'Track Laying by Night', BR poster, 1950s.
© NRM / Cuneo Fine Arts / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced for British Railways (BR) showing navvies at work on the line. The poster shows railway construction workers carefully manoeuvring a section of precast steel railway track into position, aided by mechanised lifting equipment. Artwork by Terence Cuneo, who studied at the Chelsea and Slade Art Schools. In addition to a long career designing railway posters, he also painted portraits (including royal portraits) and ceremonial and military subjects.