RAILROAD POSTERS – VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE!

Following the attendance of this writer at a high-speed rail event in Chicago this week, and with just three weeks until the premiere of Season Four of AMC’s Hell on Wheels, it seems appropriate to do a railroad-related post – an interactive one.

In a previous post – The Art of the Railroads – this site discussed how a 2013 Denver exhibition showcased a selection of posters created by railroad companies to attract travellers. Here are three examples of railroad poster art. They each represent three different eras and styles, reaching from the 19th century to the present.  

The first is an 1869 poster from Union Pacific that was timed with the completion of the first transcontinental railway that year. The second image is a 1940s era poster for the Canadian Pacific railroad. The third is a poster currently put out by the  Midwest High Speed Rail Association (this writer is a member), which advocates for the growth of rapid passenger travel in the region. 

Which is your favorite? Vote in the poll below! (Feel free to comment as well.)

Union Pacific Poster - 1869
Union Pacific Poster – 1869 / Click to Enlarge 
Canadian Pacific 1940s Poster / Click to Enlarge (Image: creativebloq.com)
Canadian Pacific 1940s Poster / Click to Enlarge (Image: creativebloq.com)
Midwest High Speed Rail contemporary poster / Click to Enlarge (Image: midwesthsr.org)
Midwest High Speed Rail contemporary poster / Click to Enlarge (Image: midwesthsr.org)

Which is your favorite? Vote in the poll below! (Feel free to comment as well.)

Thanks for voting!

(Copyright – Chad Beharriell)

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