CAS Weekly 09/09/15

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  • Edward hunts down the former life of Toton Yard.

Three Shades of Grey (Railfreight 1987 corporate identity, Roundel Design Group, UK)

Fantastic Article from The Beauty of Transport on BR Railfreight corporate identity.

The Beauty of Transport

On the wall of Britain’s National Railway Museum in York, you can find a display of what might be considered wall art, might be thought of as ingredients in a transport company’s corporate identity, or maybe considered neat graphic design turned into cast metal components. It’s all three, and here it is:

Depot plates at the National Railway Museum in 2013. From left to right, top to bottom; row one: Buxton, Eastfield and Knottingley; row two: Cardiff and Crewe Diesel; row three: Stewarts Lane, Stratford and Hither Green; row four: Immingham and Grangemouth; row five: Toton. There were further plates, not illustrated here. Photo by Paul Wright [used with permission] Depot plates at the National Railway Museum in 2013. From left to right, top to bottom; row one: Buxton, Eastfield and Knottingley; row two: Cardiff and Crewe Diesel; row three: Stewarts Lane, Stratford and Hither Green; row four: Immingham and Grangemouth; row five: Toton. There were further plates, not illustrated here. Photo by Paul Wright [used with permission]

These are depot plaques, cast aluminium plates which were part of the best British Rail corporate identity of them all. Each one represents a different Railfreight depot, using local history and motifs to inform their design.

So where were we the last time…

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  • Horrific scenes as trains collide passing over flooded river in India.
  • The Londonist put the Underground and the Tokyo Metro to battle.

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Compiled by Edward Kendall & Andy Carter

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From The CAS Team

Compiled by Edward Kendal and Andy Carter

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From The CAS Team

Compiled by Edward Kendall & Andy Carter
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