Wednesday, 17 June 2009

In Front of the High Speed Train


This post concludes the day's action. Several posts have been made to cover the photoshoot that myself and Fiona participated in at the National Railway Museum on the 16th June 2009. This was to mark the "official handover" of The Forsythe Collection of Transport and Travel Publicity Ephemera to the museum. Several photographers were at work and a number of themes explored. Of the various images that came our way, this is our current favourite. It is a National Railway Museum copyright image which I reproduce with acknowledgements to the museum. We thank the photographer Lynn Patrick. The prototype High Speed Train is an iconic British design from the early 1970s. The production trains remain hard at work today. Our collection is rich in material relating to both the prototype and production trains. One of those early pieces is in our hands. We hope the photo does credit to the various parties involved and that is certainly not to forget the creators of the train and those unsung heroes who produced its publicity.
If you read these posts and are interested in following the story, this photo should only be reproduced with permission from the NRM: Catherine.Farrell@nrm.org.uk . She will be the link person to numerous other pictures that their photographer took on the day. These included images in the store, of us with a Caledonian Princess piece and with a Macbraynes brochure.

You can target almost anywhere in the British Isles and we will find something punchy from the collection to tempt. There is particular strength however, owing to moves and family associations and other collections that have come in, with:
the Dover strait, the Bristol Channel area, North Wales, the Irish Sea and Mersey, Isle of Man, Ireland, Scotland, Northern England, Yorkshire Dales, Cumbria, the Fens and East Anglia.

Because of the Institute of Railway Studies Harwich project and the links the NRM has developed with NedRail in Holland also bear in mind there is very strong material, several files worth going back into the 1920s for Harwich and Holland.

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