A small exhibition that invites you to travel ...
Train World possesses a large collection of vintage posters that takes you to all possible destinations in Europe.
This exhibition shows a selection of posters designed by SNCB communication services to promote night trains. They mainly date from the 1930s to the present day. SNCB has created many other posters on the theme of night transportation. If this exhibition arouses your curiosity, then be sure to check out our historical database.
Moved by the night
Night trains are almost as old as the Belgian Railways. Night trains ran from Ostend and Brussels to Paris as early as the 1840s. At the time, it took approximately 10 hours to complete the journey. The question remains whether the trip was really comfortable. It was not until 1865 that the first sleeper night trains appeared on the rails, not in Europe, but in the United States. These trains are better known as Pullman trains. It was the Belgian Georges Nagelmackers who later introduced this type of sleeping car in Europe, further improving their comfort ...
If you want to learn more about night trains and immerse yourself in these posters that invite you to travel, make sure you come to Train World between July 4 and September 27.
Access to this exhibition is included in the price of an entrance ticket to Train World. Click here to find out more about our rates.
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