In pictures: Railways during World War II

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In pictures: Here are a selection of railways during World War II in advertisements that appeared in The Railway Magazine in 1940.

Throughout World War II, The Railway Magazine carried several British Railways adverts per issue, reminding the public (and possibly the enemy) of the amazing service they were providing. 

Here are a small selection of advertisements that appeared in 1940. 

Advert

From meat and milk to the mail – day and night, 20,000 British-built locomotives, 11,000 horses, 1,250,000 freight vehicles and half a million employees help Britain “carry on”.

Advert

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Sam Hewitt is the Digital Editor of The Railway Hub. Sam has a Journalism degree from the University of Lincoln. When he’s not writing about railways he can be found at Keepmoat Stadium, supporting his beloved League One football team Doncaster Rovers.
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