Friday, 1 June 2012

Day 14 - Liverpool

All aboard! For this part of the Olympic relay, we're travelling by train. This book from the MoDA collection marked the centenary celebrations of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway.

The book links together the 1830s and 1930s by combining old illustration styles with new typefaces. Here, George Stephenson’s Rocket (built in 1829) is depicted in a Regency print but uses the same colours as the more modern 1930s texts.
The book and programme of the Liverpool & Manchester railway centenary, edited by Edward Anderson, Liverpool: Liverpool Organisation, 1930, Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture, JMR 1227

Although the trains have changed a lot since Stephenson’s day, they are still a vital part of Britain’s infrastructure as many people still choo choo-se the train to get from A to B each day. Do you use this train route? 

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