In the first half of the 20th century, railroad travel promotion became a high art form, with specially commissioned illustrations and artwork. Colorful posters were used to entice travelers to choose a particular railroad, route, or vacation destination. Around the world, long-haul lines and urban metro companies alike used poster advertising in their stations and around the cities. Today, these posters are valued for their diverse and vibrant themes and appearance.
Interviews & Articles
Many people are fascinated by railroads. At one time, railroads were connected to most aspects of community and economic life, and… [more]
I don’t collect posters. I don’t collect anything. I started making posters one at a time by hand in high school just for specific… [more]
My husband Bill always loved trains and my grandfather had been an executive with the Denver and Rio Grande here. We opened up a l… [more]
Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)
London Transport Museum Posters
Fillmore and Avalon Collection
New York Public Library
The American Memory Project
Clubs & Associations: Posters and Prints
- Key, Lock and Lantern, Inc.
- Railroadiana Collectors Association, Inc.
- National Association of Timetable Collectors
- National Railway Historical Society