PHOTOS: 1940s wartime posters urge rail passengers to “stay put”

| July 19, 2013

At a time when the idea of supertrains and other types of speedy transit is popular, it’s hard to believe commuters would have ever been asked not to ride a train.

Well, according to some 1940s posters Retronaut has gathered, Britain’s Railway Executive Committee urged citizens to “stay put” and avoid “taking unnecessary journeys.” The wartime posters, stored on Railways Archive, were a series of political posters that promoted saving rail primarily for military use.

Check out some of the posters below, then head over to Retronaut to view more.

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