'Play safe - not on railways'

Made:
circa 1970
publisher:
British Railways
British Rail safety poster, Play Safe - Not on Railways, about 1970.

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British Rail safety poster, Play Safe - Not on Railways, about 1970.
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Poster, British Rail, Play Safe - Not on Railways, about 1970. Depicts a tiger, giant clam, electric eel, jaguar and cheetah, comparing their dangers to speeding trains, points, electrified lines and railway sidings. Intended to discourage children from trespassing on the railways.

Overall: double crown. Dimensions: 30 x 20 inches, 508 x 762mm.

British Rail safety poster intended to discourage children from trespassing on the railways, Play Safe - Not on Railways, about 1970.

The poster compares the characteristics of animals with the dangers of the railways. They include the tiger, jaguar and cheetah, a giant clam and electric eel, likened to the dangers of speeding trains, points, electric currents and railway sidings.

Details

Category:
Railway Posters, Notices & Handbills
Object Number:
1978-9599
Measurements:
overall: 508 mm x 762 mm
type:
poster
taxonomy:
  • commercial records and equipment