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PHOTOS: 1940s wartime posters urge rail passengers to “stay put”

Posted By Amanda Bayhi On July 19, 2013 @ 8:00 am In Featured Articles,News & Analysis | No Comments

At a time when the idea of supertrains [1] and other types of speedy transit [2] is popular, it’s hard to believe commuters would have ever been asked not to ride a train.

Well, according to some 1940s posters Retronaut has gathered [3], Britain’s Railway Executive Committee urged citizens to “stay put” and avoid “taking unnecessary journeys.” The wartime posters, stored on Railways Archive [4], were a series of political posters that promoted saving rail primarily for military use.

Check out some of the posters below, then head over to Retronaut to view more [3].

Wartime-railway-posters-1 [5]

Wartime-railway-posters-2 [6]

Wartime-railway-posters-3 [7]

Wartime-railway-posters-4 [8]

Wartime-railway-posters-5 [9]

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URLs in this post:

[1] supertrains: http://www.equipmentworld.com/americas-supertrains-are-running-late/

[2] speedy transit: http://www.equipmentworld.com/tesla-ceo-co-founder-proposes-hyperloop-rapid-transit-system/

[3] according to some 1940s posters Retronaut has gathered: http://www.retronaut.com/2013/06/wartime-railway-posters/

[4] stored on Railways Archive: http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/widesearch.php?text=wartime+posters

[5] Image: http://www.equipmentworld.com/files/2013/07/Wartime-railway-posters-1.jpg

[6] Image: http://www.equipmentworld.com/files/2013/07/Wartime-railway-posters-2.jpg

[7] Image: http://www.equipmentworld.com/files/2013/07/Wartime-railway-posters-3.jpg

[8] Image: http://www.equipmentworld.com/files/2013/07/Wartime-railway-posters-4.jpg

[9] Image: http://www.equipmentworld.com/files/2013/07/Wartime-railway-posters-5.jpg

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