Vintage Train Posters

Vintage railroad posters are advertisement prints that addressed a variety of features specific to railway travel. These retro advertisement prints are highly creative and are valued by both businesses and households for their unique subject matter and innovative styles. These works are considered thematic prints because they don't only show trains, but also things associated with trains and railway travel.

Vintage Train Art

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Victoria Arduino
Leonetto Cappiello
Fine-Art Print
24" x 31"
$76.99
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Hiawatha 1937
Gunmach
Fine-Art Print
11" x 14"
$13.99
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Empire State Express
Leslie Ragan
Fine-Art Print
18" x 24"
$31.99
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20Th Century Limited
Leslie Ragan
Fine-Art Print
24" x 36"
$53.99
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White Star Lines
Unknown
Fine-Art Print
18" x 24"
$19.99
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Midnight Zephyr 2000
Michael Kungl
Fine-Art Print
28" x 40"
$45.99
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Hiawatha 1952
Unknown
Fine-Art Print
24" x 36"
$40.99
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Hiawatha 1949
Unknown
Fine-Art Print
24" x 36"
$40.99
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Life-line of the Nation American Railroads
Print Collection
Fine-Art Print
24" x 30"
$71.99
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London-Paris Overnight Express
Steve Forney
Fine-Art Print
22" x 32"
$51.99
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Panhard Lines 16x12
G. Kow
Fine-Art Print
12" x 16"
$19.99
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Power that serves the Nation
Darian Chase
Fine-Art Print
24" x 36"
$40.99
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Power that serves the Nation
Darian Chase
Fine-Art Print
11" x 14"
$13.99
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New York Central System
Unknown
Fine-Art Print
22" x 28"
$39.99
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Hiawatha 1956
Krantz
Fine-Art Print
24" x 36"
$40.99
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PanAmerican Express
American Flat
Fine-Art Print
11" x 16"
$30.99
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Hiawatha 1953
Marina Addison
Fine-Art Print
24" x 36"
$40.99
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Hiawatha 1953
Marina Addison
Fine-Art Print
11" x 14"
$13.99
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Lehigh Valley
Vintage Apple Collection
Fine-Art Print
24" x 28"
$68.99
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Canadian National Railways
Unknown
Fine-Art Print
22" x 28"
$22.99
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Canadian Pacific Train 1930
Unknown
Fine-Art Print
20" x 27"
$34.99
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Canadian Pacific Train 1955
Unknown
Fine-Art Print
20" x 27"
$34.99
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Bells & Whistles Train
Lee Dubin
Fine-Art Print
24" x 16"
$49.99
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Anonymous - Hiawatha 1949
Unknown
Fine-Art Print
11" x 14"
$13.99
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Many of these works are considered pop art images. This is largely due to the popular styles in retro advertisement prints during these times. Like many pop art images that were used to appeal to consumers, vintage railroad posters are generally representational in nature and often include some form of typography, as seen in the thematic picture, 'Victoria Arduino' by Leonetto Cappiello which is actual meant to be a retro advertisement print for coffee!

Curiously, retro advertisement prints featuring trains were one of the first subjects to employ art deco elements in their work. The symmetry of the train and perspective opportunities of the tracks were highly popular for art deco illustrations. One particular dramatic print that receives this art deco treatment can be seen in the pop art image 'London-Paris Overnight Express' by Steve Forney.

Like all thematic pictures, vintage railroad posters don't only depict trains. These works also depict other kinds of railway interactions, as seen in the vintage railroad poster 'Take Your Dog with You by Rail'. In these thematic prints, it's often the text, rather than the image, which classifies them as a vintage railroad poster.
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