Who’s the Guy Behind These Cool Posters?
We wish we could Throwback to the Thursdays when these awesome retro posters were sold for just $1.50 (or $6 for the whole set for you high-rollers). Today they’re completely out of print and go for a couple hundred bucks each on eBay!
Back in the 1970s, these posters were created by David Klein, a famous illustrator who was hired by Amtrak to highlight the fact that the rail company connected the entire country. There were five in total: Northeast, East, Southwest, Northwest and Florida.
Today the easiest place to see the whole colorful collection is on Amtrak’s Exhibit Train, which travels the nation as a free rolling railway museum. Pretty cool, huh?
The Exhibit Train is extra kid-friendly and includes displays of photos, uniforms and memorabilia from our four decades of history while giving you a look into the future of high-speed rail. Did we mention there’s some exclusive merchandise at the end?
You can even test real train horns!
If you’re interested in seeing the Exhibit Train and Klein’s works of art, head to Strasburg, Penn., this weekend (or next!). The Exhibit Train will be there Sept. 14 & 15 and Sept. 22 & 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Or if you can’t make it to Pennsylvania, go here to see where else the Exhibit Train is going next!