History and evolution of Railroad Company logos, etc.

From a color to a shape, our pictorial representations depict the shorthand of our culture. When it comes to a commercial brand, success and failure are often attributed to the recognition (or lack thereof) of their personal imagery. Here are a few examples of how companies have attempted to evolve with our culture, appealing to the visual and the subconscious respect of their consumers.

From Designer Christian Annyas’ typography and all-together awesomesauce blog on branding, design, and iconography:

100 logos from American and Canadian railroad companies

Just a few minutes on this site will have you clicking and drooling. Here’s a few to get you started: 


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