'Service to Industry', BR poster, 1948-1964.
© NRM / Cuneo Fine Arts / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced for British Railways (BR) to advertise the company's services to industry. The poster shows locomotives arriving and departing at the ICI chemical works at Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees. Every year, ICI relied on British Railways to deliver nearly 2 million tons of coal and 150,000 tons of other commodities to its chemical works at Billingham. BR also transported three quarters of a million tons of fertilisers, cement, bulk liquids and other products despatched from the works. 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.