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Great Central Railway timetable booklet

Great Central Railway timetable booklet

L2730. This fine illustration comes from the front cover of a Great Central Railway timetable booklet produced for October 1912. Notice that almost half of the page is devoted to promoting the company's continental service. Travelling from Grimsby, a port on the eastern edge of the Great Central rail network, passengers could board 'new, fast, and powerful steamers' to Hamburg, Rotterdam and Antwerp. During and after the First World War, the design of these timetable booklets became a lot simpler, and far less emphasis was placed on their artistic decoration.
qkwRailway Timetable
alt_title
themessocio-economic context
subject
Document - Timetable
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorcorporatename - Great Central Railway
Datecreation - 1912
TypeBooklet - timetable
Formatdimension.H - 295mm
dimension.W - 185mm
Identifier201/1958/D13
SourceRecord Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationdocument - Railway timetable
part of - Booklet
CoverageLocation.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - 1912
RightsLeicestershire County Council