Post by Graeme Wall Post by Peter Able Post by David Cantrell Post by Peter Able Post by Basil Jet
It is a striking rendering of the "Winged Messenger" (Hermes / Mercury)
- suggesting speedy delivery. Used by transport and transport fuel
As for a direct railway example,
That one makes me immediately think of Icarus, which is most certainly
*not* what the LMS had in mind!
Hermes is usually shown with winged sandals or hat.
Indeed - but I couldn't find anything nearer to do with railways.
Yet, I'm sure that that deco style railway club loco was used in the
30s - maybe. National Benzole?
Well spotted, the head anyway.
No doubt. We had a National petrol station about 800yds from where I grew
The boy next door who was some years older than me, had all the Smurf
stickers and figures that they spent most of the 70s giving away. Some are
still visible on their garage! (the boy in question is now coming to the
end of a distinguished spell as a Warrant Officer in the RAF; one of his
Mum's proudest possessions is a photo of him meeting President Obama)
The filling station closed around 1982. There had been 4 in our run of
villages. The Fina later Elf lasted into the 00s. The independent closed
in the 70s. And the one that has been almost every brand down the years, is
now Texaco and still there.