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'Track Laying by Night', BR poster, 1950s.

Cuneo, Terence Tenison

'Track Laying by Night', BR poster, 1950s.
3 4 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm


Poster produced for British Railways (BR) showing navvies at work on the line. The poster shows railway construction workers carefully manoeuvring a section of precast steel railway track into position, aided by mechanised lifting equipment. Artwork by Terence Cuneo, who studied at the Chelsea and Slade Art Schools. In addition to a long career designing railway posters, he also painted portraits (including royal portraits) and ceremonial and military subjects.

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