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A Bern-Lotschberg-Simplon Ae6/8 electric motor pulls a passenger train out of the Lotschberg Tunnel under the Swiss Alps. The tunnel, completed in 1912 allowed swift passage between Berne, the capital of Switzerland and Milan, Italy by joining up with the already completed Simplon Tunnel. This poster by Plinio Columbi who was well known for his posters of Swiss Alpine scenery.

Holland via Harwich


Holland Harwich



Harwich is one of the Haven ports on the southeast coast of England.  Long known as starting point for journeys to Holland and all of Europe, the LNER (London, Northeastern Railway) operated connecting train service from London to Harwich where travelers would continue on by ferry to the Hook of Holland and connecting train service to all points in Europe. A favorite theme of the LNER was advertising the trip to Holland via Harwich and many posters were created over the years with this heading. This poster by the legendary Frank Newbould is one of the best. This poster is framed.