'Punctuality', LNER poster, 1927.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced for the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER), announcing the punctuality of the Liverpool Street Suburban Trains, showing an hourglas comparing the percentage of trains arriving no more than two minutes late in the year 1927 with that of 1913. The text indicates that 86 per cent of trains were not more than two minutes late, while in 1927 this figure had risen to 87 per cent, despite there being 23 per cent more trains running. Artwork by Austin Cooper (1890-1964). Printed by Vincent Brooks, Day & Son Ltd, London.