Poster produced for British Railways(BR), Eastern Region (ER), promoting the The Queen of Scots pullman service from Kings Cros Station, London to Queen Street Station, Glasgow each weekday. The poster shows the 'Queen of Scots' locomotive travelling at speed with an expanse of tartan parallel to the tracks. Artwork by Reginald Mayes.
Flying Scotsman (train) - On 11 May 1926, the Flying Scotsman was derailed by strikers near Newcastle. The British Worker, alarmed at the fears of the General Council of the TUC that there was to be a mass drift back to work, claimed: "The number of strikers has not diminished; it is increasing. There are more workers out today than there have been at any moment since the strike began."
No doubt about it: there’s something spooky about the London Underground, especially its abandoned stations. This article explores thirteen such places, alongside disused platforms hidden within stations that remain open to this day.