From Flickr: “How the LNER ‘expresses’ freight, booklet issued c1938” by mikeyashworth

May 25, 2015 Uncategorized

A typically bold item of publicity from the London & North Eastern Railway – the cover of a 1938 booklet describing the company’s express freight services – so a pun here on ‘expressing’ itself and the speed of services! In Gill Sans, and showing loco 4771 – the only V2 class built and named Green Arrow. Constructed in 1936 to the designs of Sir Nigel Gresley for express freight work (as seen here) the locomotive survives in preservation.

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