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WE AUCTION LOCOMOTIVE NAMEPLATES & WORKSPLATES, STATION TOTEM SIGNS, POSTERS & ADVERTISING SIGNS PLUS MUCH MORE....

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As railway travel became more and more competitive in the 1930s, companies vied for prestige and started to name some of their crack expresses. Not to be confused with naming locomotives, the trains themselves carried boards on the carriages with the train name. Later and predominantly in British Railways days,  headboards were introduced and were affixed to the front of the locomotive when coupled to the train so that passengers waiting on platforms could easily identify these prestigious services. The romance of the railways will be perpetuated with these named trains and the list includes:  The Cornish Riviera Express; The Elizabethan; The Flying Scotsman; The Atlantic Coast Express; The Royal Scot and The Caledonian; The Yorkshire Pullman; The Golden Arrow; The Brighton Belle; The Inter City; The Cambrian Coast Express; The Cathedrals Express; The Hook Continental and many more that plied the railway system in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Headboard were generally aluminium,most ex LMS and ex LNER having the simple name, others, particularly ex GWR, added emblems and coats of arms.

479 Locomotive Headboard. THE GOLD CUP SPECIAL. Locomotive Headboard. THE GOLD CUP SPECIAL. Auction: October 2019 Sold for: £75
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