RAILWAY ART - A NOSTALGIC GLIMPSE INTO A LOST AGE.
One aspect of the steam train era I get nostalgic about is the poster and carriage art. Before nationalisation the railway companies commissioned artists to produce posters to promote attractive destinations served by rail. There was once a fashion for showing prints of watercolour paintings in carriage compartments. Jack Merriott received several commissions both for posters and carriage prints.
Ceredigion Museum has a nice example of a poster designed by Merriott and the draft sketch design he submitted for it.
Here's a nice example of his watercolour of Mousehole, Cornwall used for a carriage print.