Vintage-style Railway Posters Commision!

I finally went to speak to the South Devon Railway shop staff about my ‘Journey by Rail’ 1930’s style rail travel poster. They asked me to make it a limited edition of 500 – and have ordered the first few already for their Gala Weekend (this weekend). The staff were quite fascinated by the painterly style and kept saying things like “look that’s JIm in the foreground and that’s…”!

They have also asked me to do a series of Great Western Railway and Southern Railway ones focus on both train stations and destinations/ local areas of interest in that style.

Some of the few from the original southwest England posters had destinations such as St.Ives, often not including a train in the image but focussing on using the train as means to get out and explore places near their stations.

I did some more this week and have plans afoot for a few more…they have a full on weekend of events at South Devon Railway this weekend with loads more trains running than usual.

To say I was utterly squealing with delight when I got out of their shop is something of an understatement!

Cheers for looking



  • Country  Pursuits
    Country Pursuitsover 3 years ago

    Great news. Well done.

  • Thanks ever so much for the comments Richard:) I am still pinching myself after that news – ha! Look forward to seeing some more fine engines over the banK holiday weekend. Have a great weekend

    – phil hemsley

  • Country  Pursuits
    Country Pursuitsover 3 years ago

    You too Phil.
    I will be busy for the RBL. We have a humongous event on Sunday on the lawn in Dawlish, so no fun for me. LOL.

  • Yhun Suarez
    Yhun Suarezover 3 years ago

    thats great news mate…congrats!!!

  • Thanks very much Yhun:)

    – phil hemsley