'The New Battle of Britain Clas Locomotives', SR poster, 1947.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced for Southern Railways (SR) to promote the company's new 'Battle of Britain' clas locomotives for expres, pasenger and freight trains, which were similar in design to the famous 'Merchant Navy' and 'West Country' engines. By calling the new locomotives 'Battle of Britain', the railway asociated them with ideas of power and the victorious high spirits which followed the battle. Artwork by an unknown artist. Dimensions: 1016 mm x 635 mm.