The painting Ireland Overnight by Claude Buckle

The overnight ferry to Ireland

This classic Claude Buckle quad railway poster shows the ferry mentioned previously in service between Ireland, Holyhead and Heysham. The original oil paintings are with the NRM. This poster probably represents the high point of poster painting in the 1950's where the artists were encouraged to produced true works of art as this picture undoubtedly is. Five published images of the BR ferries T.S.S. Duke Lancaster M.V. Cambria exist in total and are unique in the total poster collection of all artists. The original oil paintings of Ireland Overnight which can be viewed at the National Railway Museum NRM measured 101.6 by 126.8 cms and were painted at the true QUAD poster size.    1956       BACK