The Night Scotsman was the 10.25pm departure from Kings Cross and offered first and third class sleepers. It is a journey still treasured by many, as David Meara comments in his recent book, the sleeper was ‘one of the last truly romantic experiences left on the mainline railway system in Britain’
Bartlett’s poster shows the celebrated train thundering through the landscape by moonlight. The artist was clearly influenced by the art deco style of the time and reflects the dynamism, speed and style of travelling by rail in the early twentieth century. The rare and highly sought after poster is fetch £15,000 on the sale day.