Chasewater Railway Museum
Midland Railway Notices
In the days before World War II and the large-scale development of synthetic materials, the railways used a huge number of cast iron signs and notices. Each company either had its own foundries or employed local contractors, and it was a relatively simple job to make a wooden pattern and pin to it a variety of lettering which could be bought from various companies.
Railway workshops and engine sheds yielded a plethora of notices giving directions, machinery instructions, general restrictions, safety warnings and even the amount of time allowed for using the lavatories.