Discover Britain's Scenic Railway

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Discover Britain's Scenic Railway (poster)

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Poster, British Rail poster, (Discover Britain's Scenic Railway), Advertising the Settle - Carlisle line and scenic line guide, Illustrated with a photograph of a misty Eden Valley, Cumbria, Text: How long is it since you were moved to write great poetry, Or paint beautiful pictures? When did you last glimpse fields of grazing cattle from the window of a hurrying train? And when last, did you course through the mountains, cross rivers and dales? When were you last transported high into the air to gaze down from majestic viaducts? Or pause for thought at England's highest station? And how long is it since you marvelled at the most breathtaking countryside in all England? When did you last take the train from Settle to Carlisle?, 1990, (Other IDs N10198B/A1/3.90-12.90).

Alternative Interpretation – Quote about this artwork from a community member with lived experience of disability, D/deafness and/or neurodivergence. Given as part of the ‘Go as you Please’, Curating for Change, exhibition project: “A few weeks ago, actually! We went up on the Settle and Carlisle line to Dent and Garsdale and Appleby – so I did pause for thought at England’s highest station, Dent. And I had a wheel around all the way up there. There’s a disused nuclear bunker there, near the station, in the middle of nowhere, it’s surreal, being in this beautiful landscape. I can see random and remote, beautiful and surreal places that I would never be able to get to without the railway and I get to experience those places. It’s not always easy in my wheelchair, but it’s worth it. And it really surprises people when I turn up at these kinds of places, I quite like doing that and surprising those people.”


Railway Posters, Notices & Handbills
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paper (fibre product)
overall: 1016 mm x 635 mm