'Bournemouth Belle', SR poster, 1933.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced for the Southern Railway (SR) to promote rail travel between Waterloo Station, London and Bournemouth on the Bournemouth Belle. The Bournemouth Belle was an all-Pullman train and was introduced in 1931. It left Waterloo station daily at 1030 am and returned at 717 pm during its first season. It originally had 10 pullman cars, but this varied in later years depending on the number of passengers. It ran until 9 September 1939 but was then withdrawn and did not appear again until 1946. Artwork by H Molenaar.