Welcome to the Poster to Poster series

The ‘must’ have for railway enthusiasts

The Poster to Poster series is an eight-volume definitive collection of British railway posters which showcases many of the railway posters from the National Railway Museum at York. Each volume is a mixture of travel documentary, geographical and historical study, graphic artists’ reference and poster database – all interlinked using the central theme of railway posters. This 8th volume uses our National Collection to take a journey around some wonderful continental destinations such as France, Germany and Italy, as well as Ireland and North America, which both the British and foreign railway companies advertised, before examining general British poster policy and the services our railways offered, covering hotels, ferry, air and freight services and holiday guides. The result is a stunning artistic guide to both continental and North American destinations and railway poster heritage. 

These colourful books showcase the posters as if readers are taking railway journeys. Not only are the posters beautifully presented, these books cover in more depth than before the history, geography and commercial aspects of each place visited allowing the book to be a wonderful educational travelogue, as well as an extensive poster guide. The central core of each book is the posters, carriage prints and original paintings. You’ll find many unpublished materials and posters too.

Volume 1: Scotland is a good place to start. It has a rich history, wonderful geography and unique culture. More than 330 Scottish posters, many previously unpublished in books, are included, and a comprehensive text not only gives details about the poster, but also the region or service to which it refers, with an emphasis on the history behind the poster. The text is detailed, very readable and enjoyable. Indeed you can journey around Scotland without leaving your seat, through the medium of the posters and text.

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At the beginning of each chapter an attractive hand-drawn map indicates the locations depicted in posters. Scotland is a good place to start. It has a rich history, wonderful geography andunique culture. More than 330 Scottish posters, many previously unpublished in books, are included, and a comprehensive text not only gives details about the poster, but also the region or service to which it refers, with an emphasis on the history behind the poster. The text is detailed, very readable and enjoyable. Indeed you can journey around Scotland without leaving your seat, through the medium of the posters and text.

At the beginning of each chapter an attractive hand-drawn map indicates the locations depicted in posters. Scotland is a good place to start. It has a rich history, wonderful geography andunique culture. More than 330 Scottish posters, many previously unpublished in books, are included, and a comprehensive text not only gives details about the poster, but also the region or service to which it refers, with an emphasis on the history behind the poster. The text is detailed, very readable and enjoyable. Indeed you can journey around Scotland without leaving your seat, through the medium of the posters and text.