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A Map of Yorkshire, BR poster, 1949

A Map of Yorkshire, BR poster, 1949


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A Map of Yorkshire, BR poster, 1949

Poster produced for British Railways (BR) to promote rail travel to and within Yorkshire. The poster shows a pictorial map of the county, with points of interest indicated. Artwork by Estra Clark

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This vintage print, titled "A Map of Yorkshire" takes us back to the golden age of rail travel in 1949. Produced by British Railways (BR) as a promotional poster, it aimed to entice travelers to explore the picturesque county of Yorkshire and its numerous attractions. The artist behind this exquisite artwork is Estra Clark, whose talent shines through in every detail. The poster showcases a beautifully illustrated pictorial map that highlights the diverse landmarks and points of interest scattered across Yorkshire's expansive landscape. From charming villages nestled amidst rolling hills to majestic castles standing proud against the horizon, this visual masterpiece invites viewers on an enchanting journey through one of England's most beloved regions. With its vibrant colors and intricate imagery, this print captures the essence of adventure and discovery that awaited those who chose rail travel within Yorkshire. It serves as a nostalgic reminder of a time when train journeys were not just about reaching destinations but also about immersing oneself in the beauty and history along the way. Preserved by the National Railway Museum's Pictorial Collection, this remarkable piece offers a glimpse into both our transportation heritage and artistic prowess. As we admire "A Map of Yorkshire" we are transported back to an era where railway posters served as windows into enticing worlds waiting to be explored – reminding us that even today, there is magic in embarking on new adventures with railways as our trusted companions.

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