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Travel and Railway Poster Collection
The collection contains 20th century posters from Chicago, North America and international destinations. The chromolithographic posters employ graphic design and illustration to advertise tours, travel agents, and transportation to destinations by railroad as well as ship and bus lines.
Scope and Contents
The posters are arranged into two series based on geographic location:
Series 1: Chicago, Illinois and North America, 1921-1941, undated
Series 2: international, 1910-1937, undated, subject headings.
- Canadian Pacific Steamships, Ltd.
- Chicago, North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad
- Chicago, South Shore and South Bend Railroad
- Compagnie générale transatlantique
- Compagnie des chemins de fer de Paris à Lyon et à la Méditerranée
- Compagnie du chemin de fer de Paris à Orléans
- Cooper, Austin, 1890-1964
- Cunard Line, Ltd.
- Elmes, Willard Frederic, 1900-1956
- Hanson, O. R. (Oscar Rabe)
- Italy. Direzione generale delle ferrovie dello Stato
- Krollmann, Gustav Wilhelm, 1888-1962
- Laurence, Sydney, 1868-1940
- Ragan, Leslie Darrell, 1897-
- London & North Eastern Railway
- Mansbridge, John
- Metzl, Ervine, 1899-
- New York Central Lines
- Northern Pacific Railway Company
- Schweizerische Bundesbahnen
- Travel posters
- London Underground Limited
Series 1 is arranged alphabetically by travel company or by poster title.
Series 2 is arranged alphabetically by travel company or poster title.
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How this man built a collection of vintage travel posters that could rival many museums
Geoffrey Weill’s collection is all laid out in his book All Abroad: A Memoir of Travel and Obsession, which chronicles his decades of journeys by cruise ship and train, car and plane.
Geoffrey Weill in front of a New York Penn Railroad poster. (Photo: Geoffrey Weill)
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Geoffrey Weill is a Londoner who has spent most of his life in New York, someone whose glamorous personal experiences of the golden age of travel seems to meld elements of Mad Men, Up in the Air and Catch Me If You Can.
They are all laid out in his book All Abroad: A Memoir of Travel and Obsession , which chronicles his decades of journeys by cruise ship and train, car and plane.
The 70-something-year-old – although his energy and joie de vivre belie the number – has led a life defined by travel like few others. It has also led to his collection of vintage travel posters that would rival many museums for their breadth, historical resonance, and beauty.
Sitting in what he defines in his book as drab, post-war London, Weill’s imagination was lit up by the National Geographic magazines that his aunt would send over from the US. But he wasn’t interested in the articles, so much as the adverts.
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“They presented a London which looked so lovely but didn’t exist!” he said. “I fell in love with the context and the graphics, these glamorous images which were definitely showing the best of a destination.”
Fast forward to 1973 and, as a young man, Weill headed to New York aboard a steamer, The Canberra. It marked the start of a whole new life and also had an auspiciously remarkable meeting along the way.
“The Canberra was never the world's greatest ocean liner; it was being brought to New York do a series of cruises. The dining room was all Formica, Yorkshire pudding and brown Windsor Soup,” he said.
“But I met this girl and we went down to the disco. And there on the dancefloor…. was David Bowie. In my 73 years, I've probably never seen a more attractive man. He didn't dance, exactly, he kind of strutted on heels. He had this hedgehog, multicoloured hair and would just thump away to the music.”
Bowie was travelling on board The Canberra because he had a severe fear of flying, but that was never going to be an issue for Weill.
“The journey was really symbolic of my transferring my life from one side of the Atlantic to the other. Strange but sort of wonderful!” he continued.
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Indeed, his ultimate destination in the Big Apple was the grand offices of Thomas Cook, the legendary travel agent which first opened way back in 1841. He was quickly promoted, something he puts down modestly to his accent. “There is still nothing more advantageous in New York, 50 years later, than having a British accent!” Weill said. “ I was put in charge of the window displays that changed every two weeks. Different shipping companies or tourist offices would provide us with props, including posters, and I would work to set it all up.”
It would cement his love affair with travel art, in every form. But it wasn’t just posters he collected; he also amassed luggage labels. He recounts in his book – part autobiography, part travelogue – how they were his entry point. On one of many travels as a small boy with his parents, a hotel concierge came up to him in the lobby and carefully placed one of the hotel’s luggage labels on his suitcase.
“I was no longer a little boy with a cardboard box of Dinky cars – I was a traveller and it was incredibly meaningful,” he continued. “There was something so romantic about these images, the typeface, the way the destination was depicted on the labels. So, I began to collect them. I would take the tube to Piccadilly Circus and look in the airport and tourist board offices, go in and ask for posters and timetables. They were happy to give them out.”
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As for posters, today he estimates that his collection extends to about 250, with around 80 framed and hanging. Some are at home, but the majority deck the walls of Geoffrey Weill Associates , the award-winning travel public relations agency that he has run since 1995.
They make for the perfect backdrop, a reminder of a gentler and certainly more glamorous time in travel. While he continues to occasionally buy today, largely on eBay, in the 1970s, his opportunities to buy involved dealers: “There was a poster dealer on Columbus Avenue. In 1976, you didn’t go to Columbus Avenue after dark, but very slowly it began to go upmarket. Up on a mezzanine was a guy called Philip Williams, I would go and sit with him for hours. He had piles and piles of posters, he’d show them to me and I’d just say ‘Okay, I'll have that one’.
They were never terribly expensive – there's none that I really went bonkers over, I've never paid US$1,000 for a poster. I know some are certainly valuable today and would maybe be worth around US$4,000 (about S$5,460) each.”
Weill explains that he also swapped a number of posters over the years. One he loved – and clearly misses - was an SAS one from 1957: “I did a deal with The Chisholm Gallery on 8th Avenue. SAS is the only airline with the same logo from 70 years ago – they introduced it in the mid 1950's. There's a really nostalgic feel to it.”
He also explains how there was a particular potency to ‘escapist’ travel images in posters before the Second World War. Although he hasn’t found one to date, a poster of a German ship called the St Louis hides a remarkable story: “The St Louis was carrying 1000 German Jews to Cuba, in May 1939. The ship got to Cuba but they wouldn’t let them in. Then the US didn’t let them in. Eventually the ship went to Antwerp and France, Holland, the UK and Belgium each took a quarter of the passengers. The Brits were the only to survive, due to the holocaust.”
Among those in his collection are a number which carry special resonance:
Japan, OSK Lines
“This one is from Japan, OSK Lines. It’s painted in such a way that it looks like it’s on silk. It’s really beautiful, but it’s also special because it’s big, 25 per cent bigger than the regular travel poster, which gives it a special gravitas. You also have to think about the time when this and these posters were produced. It was the 1930’s, the trains and boats back then looked so elegant, but the reality was that half the world was trying to escape on them as the world was falling apart.”
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The ‘Netherlands Indian Government Railways’ was actually a private railway company in Java, in what was then The Dutch East Indies: “This hangs in our office, it’s 45 inches (114.3cm) by 25 inches. I love how it talks about ‘only’ taking 36 hours to travel from Singapore – and six days from Manilla – complete with 2 l's. This was one of the first posters that has photography, then graphics in black and orange.”
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“Many of these posters are beautifully painted and the typefaces are often miraculously good. I certainly think they're up there, with some originals by Toulouse Lautrec. The oldest one I have is this one from 1890, a poster of Nice by Paris Lyon Mediterranee railroad. It hangs in our dining room. God, yes it’s art!”
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New York Penn Railroad
“These posters weren’t made to be kept, but stuck up for a month, or even pasted on a column somewhere. That’s why so few, comparatively, have survived. In our living room at home we have five, including one of Penn Railroad to New York with the words New York in neon, from about 1948 - the skyline and the neon really shine.”
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“This ship is the Liberte, formerly the German liner EUROPA, which France "inherited" after Second World War. This poster is by Paul Colin, a French artist who also designed artwork for the Folies Bergeres, Moulin Rouge and the Champs Elysees Theatre. He is possibly the most sought-after poster artist, other than Cassandre.”
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American President Lines was founded in 1848 and are still going today, an American container shipping company known as APL: “They also have one of these posters at The Siam hotel in Bangkok. It has different colours in it, maybe it has faded over the years. Mine hasn’t, but theirs is kind of yellowy.”
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Finally, to a Dutch poster for a Pullman train service linking Amsterdam and Brussels. It launched in December 1945 and was the first international train to run following the war. It had to detour through Nijmegen as destroyed bridges had yet to be repaired, meaning that it took eight hours instead of four. This was designed for Dutch Railways by Fedde Weidema, a Dutch painter and graphic designer. In his book, Weill talks lovingly about the attention to detail, the light – and most of all the ham sandwich and steaming cup of coffee which would have felt like pure luxury in austere post-war Europe.
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Japanese Government Railways - Hakone Shrine, Lake Ashi, Japan
Pieter Irwin Brown
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Pennsylvania Railroad, Florida
Provence, France - French National Railways - Market in Aix-en-Provence
Berlin, Germany - Deutsche Reichsbahn (German National Railway)
Siam - Beautiful Bangkok, The Jewel City of Asia - Thailand
Wening c. 1920's
Santa Fe Railroad: Navajo Land
Bryce Canyon, Utah - Union Pacific Railroad
Travel Poster c.1935
Santa Fe Railroad, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Oscar M. Bryn, c.1940's
Collioure, France - Pyrénées Orientales (Eastern Pyrenees)
E. Paul Champseix
Mount Rainier National Park - Stampede Pass, Washington USA
Gustav Wilhelm Krollmann
The New Empire State Express - Hudson River Valley
Leslie Darrell Ragan
Paris - Place de La Concorde Fountain - Chemins de fer de Paris-Lyon-Méditerranée Railway (PLM)
Menton, Paris - Lyon - Mediterrenee: France Railway Company
Roger Broders c.1920's
Santa Fe Railroad - Arizona
Visit India - The Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib) - Amritsar, Punjab
Japan - Todaiji Great Eastern Temple - Nara Temple Deer - Japanese Government Railways
Vintage Railway Poster
Santa Fe Railroad, Land of Pueblos, Native American Indians, New Mexico
Vintage Poster, c.1950's
Kraków, Polska (Kracow, Poland) - Polskie Koleje Państwowe (Polish State Railways) - King Stefan Bathory
Banff in the Canadian Rockies - Lake Louise National Park, Canada - Canadian Pacific Railway Company - 1936
Mont Saint-Michel - Normandy, France - The Pearl of French Mediaeval Art - French National Railroads
Montreux - Bernese Oberland Railway, Switzerland
Vintage Travel Poster, c.1925
Château d'Azay-le-Rideau - Loire Valley, France - Railways Poster
Santa Fe Railroad, California, Coastline and Spanish Mission
Côte d'Azur - St. Tropez French Riviera - SNCF French National Railway Company
Paris - Lyon - Mediterranee Railway, Le Tour du Cap Corse
Roger Broders (1883-1953)
California - America's Vacation Land - New York Central Lines
Jon O. Brubaker
Santa Fe Railroad, Hopiland, Native American Hopi Indian, Arizona
Don Perceval, c.1940's
Santa Fe Railroad, The Chief Way, Native American Indian
Vintage Poster, c.1955
Cote d'Azur Bay, France - National Society of French Railways
Germany Wants to See You - Berlin - French Church of Friedrichstadt, Berlin Concert Hall
Chemins de Fer Paris, Lyon, Mediterranee, Dauphine Saint Pierre de Chartreuse ET Le Pic de Chamechaude French Travel
Roger Soubie c.1950's
Air Like Wine - Weston Super Mare, North Somerset, England
William A. Sennett
Montana - Steam Engine through the Absaroka Mountains - North Coast Limited Passenger Train - Northern Pacific Railway
Canada for Big Game! Travel Canadian Pacific Railway
Peter Ewart c.1950
Norway in September - Fjord Autumn Fall - Norwegian State Railways
PLM Paris-Lyon-Mediterranee EVIAN LES BAINS, France
French Alps Railway Company poster c.1920's
Season's Best way to Travel - Pennsylvania Railroad
Vintage Railroad Travel Poster c. 1955
Bruxelles (Brussels) Belgium - On Atteint le Mieux en Chemin de Fer (Is Reached Best by Railway)
Frank H. Mason
Marseille, France - Porte de L'Afriqe du Nord (Gateway to North Africa) - Paris-Lyon-Mediterrannée
Canadian Pacific Railway Company - CP FP9A 4040 Diesel Locomotive Train - CPR Logo Beaver Shield
Japanese Government Railways - Night Twilight Shrine Cherry Blossom
Paris - Discover France by Train - La Rive Gauche (Left Bank of the Seine River) - Montparnasse - French National Railroads
Normandie, France - SNCF (French National Railway Company)
Southern Pacific Railroad: See Mexico This Year
Maurice Lorand c.1935
Mt. St. Helens - Spirit Lake, Washington USA - Cascade Mountain Range Volcano - Northern Pacific Railway
El Kantara - Le Sud Algerien (Southern Algeria) - Chemins de Fer Algériens, Algerian Railways
Portland To San Francisco - Shasta Route through the Shasta-Cascade Wonderland Region - Southern Pacific Railroad
Maurice Logan c.1950's
New York - The Wonder City of the World - Travel by Train - Statue of Liberty
Philadelphia - Go by... Pennsylvania Railroad
Kirt Baab c.1955
Monaco, Monte-Carlo - Au pays du Soleil (land of the Sun) - Paris-Lyon-Méditerranée Railway (PLM)
Normandie (Normandy) France - L'été . . . L'état (Summer is here) - French State Railways
Japan - Japanese Government Railways
Vintage Railroad Travel Poster by Munetsugu Satomi c. 1937
New Orleans, USA - Illinois Central Railroad
Vintage Travel Poster
Chicago World's Fair 1933 - Century of Progress - Santa Fe Railroad
Hernando Gonzalo Villa
Syria - Simplon Orient Express - Citadel of Aleppo
Joseph de La Nézière
Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad: Virginia Seashore
Bern Hill c.1950's
Alaska - Alaskans Off to the Potlatch - Northern Pacific Railway
Venice (Venise), Italy - Venetian Grand Canal - Fast Train Daily (Train Rapide Quotidien)
Holland - Bulb Time - Tulip Season March-May - Flowering Fields and Windmill
Fifth Avenue, New York - The World's Greatest Shopping Street - Travel by Train
London & North Eastern Railway of England and Scotland - The Track of the Flying Scotsman - Forth Bridge, Scotland
Henry George Gawthorn
Pacific Northwest Wonderland by Train - Union Pacific Railroad
Vintage Railroad Travel Poster by The Willmarths c. 1925
Rome - Par le Train de Luxe (by Deluxe Train) - Rome Express
Texas - Famous Cattle Brands of the Lone Star State - Santa Fe Railroad
Brussels, Belgium - The Grand Place - Belgian National Railways
Santa Fe Railroad: Sun Spots in the Southwest
Pennsylvania Railroad: Coast to Coast in 48 Hours
Sunset Route by Rail and Sea to New York - Southern Pacific Lines
Michel Cady c.1950
La Route des Alpes (The Alpine Route) - Services Automobiles de Tourisme (Auto Tourism Services)
London - by London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) - Guards, Buckingham Palace - Victoria Memorial
Excursions en Bretagne (Excursions to Brittany) - Chemins de fer de l'État (French State Railways)
La Côte d'Azur - L'été (Summer) - Paris-Lyon-Méditerranée Railway (PLM), French Railroad
Red Cliffs - Continental Divide, New Mexico - Navajo Land, Arizona - National Monument - Santa Fe Railroad Company
See the Sunny Scenic Pacific Coast - California - Pacific Electric (Red Car) - Worlds Greatest Electric Rail System
Cathédrales (Cathedrals) - Joyaux de L'art Français (Jewels of French Art) - French Railways
New Mexico and Arizona Rockies - Land of History and Mystery - Travel by Train - Union Pacific Railroad
The Willmarths c.1925
New York, USA - The Upper Bay from Lower Manhattan - New York Harbor - New York Central System
Alps - Go to France by Train - French Railways - Alpine Valley View
Font-Romeu - Odeillo - Chemins de fer du Midi (French Railway Company)
Southern California - Santa Fe Railroad
Pacifica Island Art
The Great Wall of China - Sightseeing in Manchuria (Manzhou) - Manzhou Railway Administration
Chemins de Fer du Midi, Font-Romeu France
George Roux, c.1920's
Cote D'Azur Statue PLM - French Riviera
Julien Lacaze c.1935
San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge - Santa Fe Railroad
Vintage Railroad Travel Poster c.1955
Château de Fontainebleau - Avon - France - Paris-Lyon-Méditerranée Railway (PLM), French Railroad
Java, Dutch East Indies - Java Night-Limited - Netherlands Indian State Railways - Train and Moon
Hunting by the North Shore Line - Mallard Wild Ducks Flying Over Brush
Oscar Rabe Hanson
Go by Train to The French Riviera - Côte d'Azur, France - French National Railways
Mexico - National Railways of Mexico
A Night in a Sleeper Car Train (Une Nuit en Voiture-lit) - French National Railways SNCF
Normandy, France - SNCF (French National Railway Company)
Discover France by Train - The Basque Coast - French National Railways
Wonderful California - The California Limited - Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF) - Orange Orchards
Holland - Harwich-Hook Service Netherlands - London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) - Windmill
Marseille, France - Gateway to North Africa - Paris-Lyon-Mediterrannee (PLM), French Railroad
Salies-de-Béarn, France - Station Thermale et Touristique (Spa and Tourism) - SNCF French Railway
Washington, D.C. - Chesapeake & Ohio Railway - United States Capitol Building
Roussillon - Collioure, France - SNCF (French National Railway Company)
Visit France - The French Riviera - Train Window View
Vintage French Travel Poster
Nantucket - The New Haven Railroad
Vintage Railroad Travel Poster by Ben Nason c. 1940
The Alps (Les Alpes) - Trains and Buses of French Railways - SNCF (French National Railway)
Visit Philadelphia - Independence Hall - Go by Pennsylvania Railroad
The Alps - Trains and Buses of French Railways - SNCF (French National Railway)
Durch Frankreich mit der Bahn (Discover France by Train) - The Basque Coast - French Railways
Brittany - Visit France - SNCF (French National Railway Company)
A Night in a Sleeper Car Train - French National Railways SNCF
The Roman Provence - Cradle of French Culture - Paris-Lyon-Mediterrannee (PLM), French Railroad
Yellowstone Park - Old Faithful Geyser Eruption - Yellowstone Park Line - Northern Pacific Railway
Edward V. Brewer
Vittel, Vosges, France - Casino, Park, Grand Hotel - National Society Of French Railways
Excursions to Britain - French State Railways
Langeais, France - Les Chateaux de la Loire (The Castles of the Loire) - French Railways
Rome - Trains for Italy - Paris-Lyon-Mediterrannee (PLM), French Railroad
French Riviera - Port of Saint Tropez - SNCF (French National Railway Company)
Bretagne (Brittany) - Visitez La France (Visit France) - SNCF (French National Railway Company)
Sun Valley Idaho - Union Pacific Railroad
Saint-Nectaire - Auvergne, France - Casino, Golf - Station du Rein - PLM French Railroad
Roger De Valerio
Pennsylvania Railroad, Coast to Coast Daily
Milton Talbot Menasco, c.1940's
Corsica (La Corse) - France - Paris-Lyon-Méditerranée (PLM), French Railroad - c.1932
Florence, Italy - Ponte Vecchio - Chemins de fer de Paris-Lyon-Méditerranée (PLM) - c. 1921
West Indies - Winter Cruises - Panama Canal - North German Lloyd NDL - Red and Green Parrots - c. 1913
Vintage Cruise Ad Poster
Simplon Orient-Express - London to Constantinople - Paris-Lyon-Méditerranée Railway (PLM) - c. 1922
Nice, France - Cote d'Azur - French Riveria - c. 1900
Morel De Tangry
See Calcutta, India - Burmese Pagoda in Eden Gardens - East Indian Railway - c. 1930
Visit Helsinki, Finland - Finnish Parliament House - Finnish State Railway - c. 1940
Mt. Buffalo National Park - Victoria, Australia - Take a Kodak - Victorian Railways - c. 1930
Landing Beaches of Normandy France - 1944 - 1964 - French National Railways (SNCF)
East Coast Frolics - London and North Eastern Railway - Fish Saxophone Crab Banjo - c. 1920's
South Algeria (Le Sud Algérien) - Touggourt - Algerians Wearing Traditional Haik - c. 1925
South Algeria (Le Sud Algérien) - Nomad on Camel - Algerian Railway - c. 1930
Font-Romeu Golf (le Golf de Font-Romeu) - France - Chemins de Fer du Midi Railways - c. 1929
Hohe Tauern, Austria - Grossglockner Mountain - Austrian Railway - c. 1879
Québec - Château Frontenac - Canadian Pacific Railway Company - Saint Lawrence River - c. 1950
Switzerland - Montreux-Bernese Oberland Railway - The Chocolate Route - c. 1940
Metroliner Service (Washington-New York) - Fastest Trains in the World - c. 1973
Southwest - By Rail Clear Across America - Chief Line and Arizona Desert - c. 1971
Northwest - By Rail Takes You Clear Across America - c. 1972
Florida - Walt Disney World - By Rail Clear Across America - c. 1970's
France - Brittany - French National Railroads - c. 1953
Arizona - Hopi Indians Sand Painting - Santa Fe Railroad - c. 1940's
Vintage Train Railroad Poster
Mt. Egmont, New Zealand - Mount Taranaki - New Zealand Railways - c. 1930's
Penang, Malaysia - Eastern & Oriental Express - c. 1950's
Brittany (Bretagne) - Northwest France - French National Railways (SNCF) - c. 1947
Williamsburg, Virginia - Governor's Palace - Chesapeake & Ohio Railways - c. 1940's
Great Salt Lake, Utah - Overland Route by Rail - Southern Pacific Railroad - c. 1927
Across Canada (A Través del Canadá) - Canadian Pacific Railway - c. 1947
Mount Stephen, British Columbia - Home via Canadian Pacific Railway - c. 1930's
Banff, Canadian Rockies - Indian Days - Canadian Pacific Railway - c. 1930's
Banff, Canada - Rockies - Canadian Pacific Railway - c. 1925
Game Birds - Canadian Pacific Railway - Mallard Ducks - c. 1941
Travel Canadian Pacific Railway - Royal Hudson 2850 Steam Locomotive - c. 1942
Canada for Big Game - Canadian Pacific Railway - Moose - c. 1939
Thomas (Tom) Hall
Trans-Canada Limited - Canadian Pacific Railway - c. 1925
Canada - Scenic Dome Route - Canadian Pacific Railway - c. 1955
Ski - Travel by Train (Voyagez Par Train) - Canadian Pacific Railway - c. 1950's
Visit Canada - Grizzly Bear - Canadian Pacific Railway - c. 1938
Visit Canada - Bull Moose - Canadian Pacific Railway - c. 1930's
Banff, Canada - Indian Days - Canadian Pacific Railway - c. 1926
W. Langdon Kihn
Banff to Badger Pass Trail Ride - Canadian Pacific Railway - c. 1935
Charles James Greenwood
Holidays In Canada - Canadian Rockies - Canadian Pacific Railway - c. 1930
Bangkok Thailand - Floating Market - Eastern Oriental Express
Vintage Railways Poster
Carriso Gorge California - Southern Pacific Railroad - c. 1929
Visit Paris France - Place de la Concorde Square - French National Railways - c. 1952
East By Train - Liberty Bell Philadelphia, Washington, New York - c. 1960's
France Loire Valley Castles (Châteaux De La Loire) - French Railways (SNCF) - c. 1952
European Railways - Go By Train - c. 1953
Ireland - Royal Mail Routes - British Railways - c. 1957
Hartz Mountains, Germany - via Harwich or Grimsby Railway (LNER) - c. 1930's
Greatstone Dunes, England - World’s Smallest Public Railway - c. 1930's
N. Cramer Roberts
Travel by Railways Across Canada - Canadian Pacific Railway - c. 1947
Loire Valley (Val De Loire) - French National Railway Company - c. 1963
Jacques Ceria Despierre
Island of France (Île-de-France) - French National Railways (SNCF) - c. 1958
Crater Lake, Oregon - Southern Pacific Railroad - c. 1920's
Trans-Canada Limited - Fastest Train Across The Continent - Canadian Pacific - c. 1924
G. Y. Kauffman
Shasta Route - Portland, San Francisco - Southern Pacific Railroad - c. 1930's
Sutton-on-Sea - Lincolnshire, England - London & North Eastern Railway - c. 1968
Weymouth - Dorset, England - Southern Railway - c. 1931
East Coast - Beach Umbrella - London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) - c. 1928
Tolga, Southern Algeria (Le Sud Algérien Tolga) - Algerian Railways - c. 1938
Switzerland - St. Gotthard Line - Matterhorn Gotthard Railway - c. 1924
Our Lady of Lourdes - Saint Bernadette - French National Railroads - c. 1962
Spa, Belgium - Belgian National Railways - c. 1946
Normandy in Summer - Sea Baths & Excursions - French State Railways - c. 1922
Southside of Brittany - Audierne, France - Orleans Railway - c. 1921
French Rivera (Côte d’Azur), France - Paris - Lyon - Mediterranean (PLM) - c. 1921
To Your Favorite Winter Resort - Pullman Company - c. 1935
William P. Welsh
Speed to Winter Playgrounds - Pullman Company - c. 1935
Nice - Paris-Lyon-Méditerranée (PLM) French Railway - c. 1890
F. Hugo D’Alési
Pyrénées Mountains, Europe - French National Railways (SNCF) - c. 1951
Rome - Roman Forum - Paris-Lyon-Méditerranée (PLM) French Railway - c. 1920
Mazamet, France - Chemins de fer d’Orléans et du Midi - c. 1930's
Winter Sports (Sports d’Hiver) - Paris-Lyon-Méditerranée Railway - Ski
Santa Fe, New Mexico - Native American Indian Boy - Santa Fe Railroad - c. 1950's
Vintage Railroad Travel Poster
Visit Corsica (Visitez la Corse) - Corte, France - Isle of Beauty - c. 1960
Pyla-sur-Mer, France - Arcachon Bay - Grand Dune of Pilat - c. 1935
Ports de Provence - SNCF (French National Railway Company) - c. 1949
The Seaside Calls: Go by Train - Take a “Kodak” - Victorian Railways - Australia - c. 1938
By Train for Seaside Holidays - Take a “Kodak” - Victorian Railways - Australia - c. 1936
There’s Something About A Train That’s Magic - All Aboard - c. 1970’s
Alps (Alpes) - Moths and Butterflies - SNCF (French National Railway Company)
New York Central System - Heart of Industrial America - c. 1943
The Basque Coast - SNCF (French National Railway Company) - c. 1950's
Atlantic City - Playground of the World - Travel By Train - c. 1932
Normandy (Normandie) - French Railways (Französische Eisenbahnen) - c. 1969
Châteaux of the Loire Valley - SNCF (French National Railway Company) - c. 1953
French Flanders - SNCF (French National Railway Company) - c. 1953
Bretagne (Brittany) - SNCF (French National Railway Company) - c. 1957
Paris, France - Notre Dame - SNCF (French National Railway Company) - c. 1963
Pennsylvania Service - Night Train - Pennsylvania Railroad - c. 1940's
Chamonix Mont-Blanc, France - Winter Sports - Paris-Lyon-Mediterrannee (PLM) - c. 1924
Railway Dining Car Bars (Compagnie des Wagons-Bars) - c. 1896
Riviera Levante - The Italian Riviera - Rete Mediterranea Railway (R.M.) - c. 1890's
Palermo to Monreale, Sicily, Southern Italy - by Funicular Electric Tram - c. 1900
Switzerland - Bodensee-Toggenburgbahn Railway - c. 1910
Stresa to Mottarone - Lake Maggiore, Italy - by Ferrovia Electric Tram - c. 1920
Chamonix to Montenvers, France - Mer de Glace Glacier - (PLM) French Railroad - c. 1920
Nice to Coni, France - (PLM) French Railroad - c. 1929
Mount Vesuvius Volcano and the Gulf of Naples, Italy - c. 1925
Los Angeles to San Francisco - Southern Pacific’s New Coast Daylight Railway Train - c. 1937
Sam Hyde Harris
Sud Express Railway - Mar Del Plata - Argentina - c. 1934
Berne, Switzerland (Suisse) - Loetschberg-Simplon Railway - c. 1931
South for Winter Sunshine - Southern Railway Trains - c. 1929
Night Train to Scotland - LMS-LNER London & North Eastern Railway - c. 1932
Alezandria to Cairo - Egyptian State Railways - Queen Nefertiti - c. 1938
Travel by Train - Canadian Pacific Railway Lines - c. 1940
Hudson River Railway - New York Central System - c. 1940
Chicago - New York Central System - The New 20th Century LTD - c. 1940's
La Salle Street Station, Chicago - New York Central System - c. 1945
Switzerland (Schweiz) - Montreux Oberland Bernois MOB - c. 1950
Dolgoch Station on the Talyllyn Railway - Tywyn (Towyn), Wales, UK - c. 1960
Mohawk Valley - Where the Mountains Part to Let America Pass - New York Central System - c. 1950
New York Central System - Hudson River - Diesel powered train
Parsifal - Trans Europe Express - Railways Trains - c. 1962
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Roussillon France - SNCF French Railways - c. 1969
Orient Express - Paris Vienna Budapest - c. 1891
To the Golden Horn by the Simplon Orient Express - c. 1920
London to Baghdad by Simplon Orient Express - Ctesiphon Arch - c. 1931
Côte D’Azur France - Pullman Express - PLM French Railways - c. 1929
Les Diablerets Switzerland - Ski Resort - Aigle-Sépey-Diablerets Swiss Railway - c. 1948
Swiss Alpes and Jura Mountains - Winter Ski Sports - Paris-Lyon-Mediterrannee (PLM) - c. 1932
Éric de Coulon
Jungfrau Railway Switzerland - Bernese Alps - Dog Sled Huskies - c. 1925
Switzerland (Suisse) - Women Skier - Montreux-Oberland Bernois (MOB) Railway - c. 1956
Switzerland (Svizzera) - Skier on Train - Montreux-Oberland Bernois (MOB) Railway - c. 1946
New Haven R.R. (The Consolidated) - New England Steam Train - c. 1940
A Public Service at the Service of the Public - S.N.C.F. - c. 1947
West Point - United States Military Academy - New York Central Lines
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Your Guide to the 2023 New York City Marathon
Everything you need to know about Sunday’s five-borough race.
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By Jennie Coughlin
Follow live updates from the 2023 New York City Marathon.
Early Sunday morning, the Staten Island Ferry will be packed with runners headed to the starting line of the annual New York City Marathon.
Thousands of spectators will line the route, which stretches through all five boroughs, to cheer for friends, relatives and strangers — elite athletes and amateurs alike. Marathon day typically feels like a giant 26.2-mile block party, complete with signs, bands, cheering and cowbells, as New Yorkers celebrate one of the year’s biggest events.
Whether you’re a runner, a spectator or even somebody with no interest in the marathon who is trying to get around the city, here’s what you need to know about this year’s race.
Between the unseasonable warmth of last year’s marathon day and the rain that has washed out most weekends this fall, weather conditions may be high on runners’ list of concerns.
The good news: The forecast for Sunday is shaping up to be a good one for running, with temperatures ranging from the high 40s to the mid-60s.
What time does the marathon start?
After the elite men’s race begins, the remaining runners are divided into five waves based on their expected finish times. This prevents runners from getting too jammed up in the race’s early stages.
8 a.m. Professional wheelchair division
8:22 a.m. Handcycle category and select athletes with disabilities
8:40 a.m. Professional women
9:05 a.m. Professional men
9:10 a.m. Wave 1 of the remaining runners
9:45 a.m. Wave 2
10:20 a.m. Wave 3
10:55 a.m. Wave 4
11:30 a.m. Wave 5
What is the marathon route?
The race begins on Staten Island, and then turns north through Brooklyn and Queens. Runners then head west across the Queensboro Bridge into Manhattan, north into the Bronx and back to Manhattan. The finish line is in Central Park near the West 60s.
willis ave. Br.
Here’s our tour of the course and more information from New York Road Runners , which organizes the race.
Where are the best places to watch the New York City Marathon?
Most of the course, except for some bridges, is open to spectators. Here’s our full guide on where to watch the race , borough by borough.
If you’re looking for somewhere to watch that’s easy to reach from other parts of the city, you could go to Fourth Avenue and Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn , near the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center stop, which is served by the B, D, N, Q, R, 2, 3, 4 and 5 trains.
If you’re looking for a place where your cheers could make a big difference, go to the Bronx. The race’s 20-mile mark, around 135th Street and Alexander Avenue , is a notoriously challenging part of the course where some runners may hit the proverbial wall.
And if you like to do your cheering in a crowd, the stretch of First Avenue from 59th Street to 96th Street in Manhattan , which is lined with bars and restaurants, is always jammed with spectators.
When are runners expected to finish?
9:30 a.m. Professional men’s wheelchair athletes
9:40 a.m. Professional women’s wheelchair athletes
11:05 a.m. Professional women
11:15 a.m. Professional men
11:55 a.m. on Remaining runners start crossing the finish line
8:30 p.m. on Final runners start crossing the finish line
What’s different about this year’s race?
The heat’s effect on runners last year prompted organizers to make sure there would be more cups of water and Gatorade at fluid stations throughout the course, Ted Metellus, the race director, said.
Metellus said he was pleased to see that interest in the race had rebounded since the height of the pandemic. More than 125,000 people entered the drawing to run this year, up from 89,000 last year.
He also noted that the number of running crews and participants in organized running clubs had increased across the city, and that they would be visible in the race and on the sidelines.
“Many of the crews come together and meet up at various points along the route to make themselves bigger,” Metellus said.
The annual marathon expo , at the Javits Center on Manhattan’s Far West Side, will feature Road Runners coaches presenting course previews, as usual. A new addition this year is a second stage that will feature panels and sessions about the running community and industry.
The Road Runners also added youth races in Central Park to kick off marathon week, and more than 1,000 children participated.
Which streets are closed?
The upper level of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, which connects Staten Island and Brooklyn, will close at 11 p.m. Saturday; the lower level will close at 7 a.m. Sunday. Both levels will reopen at 4 p.m. Sunday.
Other roads along the route will close starting from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. on Sunday. Roads will reopen after most runners have passed through, starting at 1:15 p.m. in the early miles through 6:45 p.m. for Central Park South.
There will still be runners out along the route even after roads reopen, but they are supposed to move to the sidewalks.
How can I watch the New York City Marathon on TV?
If you’re watching from home, the race will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and in Spanish on ESPN3 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Eastern time.
In New York, it will be shown locally on WABC-TV, Channel 7, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
How can I stream the New York City Marathon on an app?
The TCS New York City Marathon app added livestreaming in 2022. You can watch all four professional races (men’s and women’s, wheelchair and open divisions) in full, and get a look at runners passing through five locations along the course.
A new feature on the app stream this year will be commentary on the pro races from the marathoners Des Linden, Galen Rupp and Amanda McGrory.
The app also allows you to track runners in real time.
Which celebrities are running the race?
There are always celebrities in the field, and this year’s version will feature a mix of returning marathoners and those running the race for the first time.
Patina Miller, a Grammy and Tony Award winner, will sing the national anthem at the starting line on Staten Island before running. Like many marathoners, she is raising money for a cause: Komera, which provides resources to young women in Rwanda.
Luke Mcfarlane, an actor, is running with family members to raise money for a diabetes research and advocacy charity.
Sheinelle Jones, a correspondent for NBC’s “Today” show, will be making her marathon debut on Sunday.
Nev Schulman, the producer and host of MTV’s “Catfish: The TV Show,” has run the race six times before, but for the first time he will be a guide runner for a visually impaired athlete running with Achilles International , which pairs guides with runners with disabilities.
Robin Roberts, David Muir and 10 others from ABC News will run the marathon as a relay to raise money for Team For Kids, the Road Runners charity that supports its free youth and community events.
The marathon always attracts athletes from other sports, and this year, Zdeno Chara, a retired Stanley Cup champion should be easy to spot on the course given his 6-foot-9 frame. The Olympian Steve Mesler has a gold medal in bobsled racing, and will be looking to add a marathon finisher’s medal to that.
Matt James and Zac Clark of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” have run the race before and will be back this year. The YouTube filmmaker Casey Neistat is another regular who will be returning to the marathon .
Jennie Coughlin is a Times editor who writes about runners and running. More about Jennie Coughlin
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Kiev Railway Station in Moscow
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Kiev (Kiyevsky) Railway Station is one of the nine railway stations of Moscow . Built in 1914-1918, it is a monument of architecture and engineering art, an object of cultural heritage of the peoples of Russia of federal importance.
The motifs of the Patriotic War of 1812 (the French invasion of Russia) were used in the architectural concept of the station, in the paintings of the halls, sculptures. The station was built in the Neoclassical style with elements of the Empire style. Kiev Railway Station on Google Maps . Photos by: Stanislav Konstantinov .
Kiev Railway Station is considered one of the most beautiful stations in Moscow.
The interiors of the station remind with their grandeur an imperial palace.
Unfortunately, the interiors are somewhat spoiled by numerous kiosks.
In Soviet times, the wall paintings were changed, stars and other Soviet symbols replaced the symbols of the Russian Empire.
The bas-reliefs were added after the Second World War.
The most beautiful hall of the Kiev Station.
The landing stage of the Kiev Railway Station.
The trains to Vnukovo International Airport leave from here.
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