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The Golden Arrow was the Southern's most prestigious train and was arguably second only to the Flying Scotsman in fame. This advert is one of a pair (the other is in English) for this Pullman cross-channel service which ran from London's Victoria Station.


The arrow shows a speeding locomotive and the tender carries the word 'Nord' - the French operator was Chemin de Fer du Nord. The British counterpart naturally carries 'Southern Railway' on the tender. The arrow in this case symbolically points North - the British points South.

2011 saw the 60th anniversary of Ernest Bevin, one of the UK's finest Foreign Secretaries. When asked by a somewhat patronising Spectator journalist what his foreign policy was, Bevin replied ''to be able to take a ticket at Victoria station and go anywhere I damn well please". Which told the journalist.


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Wikipedia article on the Golden Arrow

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