London & Dover Railway notice, 1864-1899.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Notice produced for the London & Dover Railway to promote fast trains to the Kent ports of Folkestone and Dover, linking with rapid steamer sailings to France. The London, Chatham & Dover Railway (also known as the London & Dover Railway) played an important part in the transport network of south- east England. The company began running pasenger services between Dover and Calais in 1864 when they took over the Jenkins & Churchward fleet of steamers, and in 1899 amalgamated with the South Eastern & Chatham Railway. Artwork by an unknown artist.