Please move this query if there is a more appropriate section for it. After contemplation, I settled for the steam section as the heyday of the headboard and named trains was during the steam era. What were/are the fonts/typefaces used on headboards? I'm aware there are probably as many different headboards as types of loco, but I'm sure you see some of the same styles repeatedly. Styles such as this one seem common. The query is in aid of a potential DIY headboard project. As part of this, I wish to know if there is a computer font which is the same as, or as similar as possible, to original typefaces used by BR and its predecessors. Exact accuracy is not essential, but it needs to have that "proper headboard look" (if that makes sense!) to be as far as possible from the amateurish square cardboard monsters that always seem to get slung on the front of "last Class 156 to XXX" specials. I'm aware Gill Sans was used extensively for totems, posters etc - was this also used on headboards?