'Heavy Parcels Cause Delay', GWR/LMS/LNER/SR poster, 1940s.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced for Great Western Railway (GWR), London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS), London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) and Southern Railway (SR) to remind pasengers that sending large parcels on pasenger trains caused delays. The cartoon image shows a female station porter with a luggage trolley, looking up at an exaggeratedly large crate. Artwork by Bert Thomas (1883-1966).