Picture of the week: cleaning the signals

Signal cleaning, about 1939

It’s the turn of Belinda Morris, our Interpretation Manager, to choose a photo from our 4000-strong online collection:

I remember coming across this image when I researched my first exhibition at the museum. What I love about it is the sense of scale it portrays – that the signals are lifesize. I will also confess to wanting the lens cleaner to strike a pose so he looks like a third signal with his arm out in front. I like to think he did that before the serious shot was taken.

This photo is from our Euston collection – check out the 698 other photos from the collection that we have online.

About Mark Green, Web Producer, National Railway Museum

Mark Green is Web Producer for the National Railway Museum, and former Web Content Coordinator for the National Media Museum.
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1 Response to Picture of the week: cleaning the signals

  1. Daniel says:

    I note that he is wearing a collar and tie…those were the days

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