Double Royal poster to commemorate the end of the Metropolitan Line A stock.
Dimensions: 25 inches x 40 inches
About the Illustration: At the time the Metropolitan line A Stock train was introduced in 1960, London Transport did not commission an illustration of its new fleet.
50 years later, and with the demise of the A Stock from public service, London Transport Museum commissioned two illustrations to redress the omission.
The Metropolitan line serves outer north west London suburbs as well as the more distant towns of Amersham and Chesham in Buckinghamshire, and the trains were designed with these longer journeys in mind with higher speed capability, high back seats and luggage racks (which London Transport Museum are now selling).
The Day illustration depicts a Metropolitan line A stock train in its original unpainted aluminium livery passing through the Buckinghamshire countryside against a backdrop of the setting sun, alluding to the sunset of this iconic train as its final days in service approach.