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Excursion to Thirsk, BR poster, 1950

Poster produced for British Railways (BR), promoting rail travel to the market town of Thirsk in North Yorkshire, famous for its race course. The illustration shows race-goers at a finishing post, cheering on the horses and jockeys, while a timetable below the image details train times to Thirsk. Printed by Chorley & Pickersgill, Leeds. Dimensions: 1016mm xd 635mm

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Step back in time with this vintage British Railways poster, capturing the excitement and charm of an excursion to Thirsk in 1950. The bustling market town of Thirsk, nestled in the picturesque North Yorkshire countryside, was renowned for its famous race course. This print showcases race-goers at a thrilling finishing post, their cheers echoing through the air as horses and jockeys gallop towards victory. The poster not only entices viewers with its vibrant illustration but also provides practical information. A detailed timetable below the image highlights train times to Thirsk, inviting travelers to embark on a memorable rail journey. Printed by Chorley & Pickersgill in Leeds, this piece is a testament to the craftsmanship of yesteryear. Transport yourself back to an era when rail travel was synonymous with adventure and discovery. Imagine boarding one of those classic trains that once traversed the scenic landscapes of Britain while anticipating a day filled with exhilarating horse racing action. This print from National Railway Museum's Pictorial Collection allows you to relive the golden age of British railways and experience firsthand why Thirsk became such a beloved destination for both locals and tourists alike. Let your imagination run wild as you immerse yourself in this nostalgic depiction of history.

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