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Atlantic Coast Express

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Introduced by the Southern Railway in 1926, the service resumed after the Second World War in October 1947. Running between London Waterloo and the West Country, the train comprised of various sections that were detached or made up at various points of the journey (hence the different coach destinations). The rectangular board introduced in 1953 was fixed to the lower half of the smoke box door whereas the earlier versions had been placed centrally on the front buffer beam.

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The Cunarder

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Introduced by British Railways in 1952 as a luxury Pullman Car express operating between London Waterloo and Southampton Docks to connect with transatlantic sailings of the Cunard Line. The Queen Mary and the Queen Elizabeth were withdrawn from transatlantic duties in the late 1960s and it is likely that these special trains ceased at the same time.

These trains to Southampton Ocean Terminal ran on a purely ‘as required’ basis to connect with international shipping lines. Due to delays caused by weather conditions at sea sometimes the timings of the trains was unpredictable. Special headboards include Holland American, The South American, Greek Line, Oriano, Canberra, Sitmar Line and the Brittany Express.

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Boat Trains to Southampton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bournemouth Belle

Introduced by the Southern Railway in 1931 as a luxury Pullman Car express operating between London Waterloo and Bournemouth, the service was suspended for the duration of the War. It was re-introduced in 1946 and ran until 1967. This pack is suitable for detailing trains running from 1948 onwards. The rectangular board introduced in 1953 was fixed to the lower half of the smoke box door whereas the earlier versions had been placed centrally on the front buffer beam. The Pullman Car Company provided special tailboards featuring the company’s crest.

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The Bristolian

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This express running between London Paddington and Bristol (Temple Meads) was first introduced by the Great Western Railway in 1935. It ceased running for the duration of the Second World War only to be re-introduction by British Railways in July 1953. For a few weeks during the summer of 1953, the train carried an additional crown and cipher headboard on the occasion of Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation. The headboard with the coats of arms of London and Bristol was introduced in the summer of 1956 was rarely carried after 1962.The Bristolian as a titled train last ran in June 1965.

The Caledonian

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The Caledonian was introduced in the summer of 1957 as an additional Anglo-Scottish service on the London Midland Region running from London (Euston) to Glasgow. Like the Royal Scot it had a set of very distinctive headboards and name/destination boards. The express was one of the few that had a distinctively designed tailboard featuring the Saltire and English flag. The larger headboards were used on both steam and diesel locomotives. The smaller one was introduced in 1962 for diesel traction only. The Caledonian ran for the final time at the end of the 1964 summer timetable.

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Introduced by the Great Western Railway in 1927 this train ran from Paddington to North Wales. It was re-introduced by British Railways in July 1951 and last ran in 1967. It only ever ran with the two headboards provided in the pack. The ornate cast one was introduced in 1958 and was carried until the final day of the service. Two sets of carriage boards are provided, the cream with brown italic lettering ones were used later when Western Region started to use the traditional Great Western colour scheme on its stock.

Cambrian Coast Express

Cheltenham Spa Express

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Originally introduced in the late 1920s by the Great Western Railway, The Cheltenham Spa Express (also known as the Cheltenham Flyer), running between London and Cheltenham was suspended for the duration of the war. The title was only re-introduced by British Railways in 1956. Originally carrying a plain black headboard and maroon carriage name and destination boards, these were soon superseded by the ornate headboard (with the crest and coat of arms of Cheltenham) together with carriage boards in Western Region colours in 1957.

Cornish Riviera Express

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Introduced by the GWR in 1904 this train ran from Paddington to Penzance. It was re-introduced after the war in 1946. The train was renamed between 1956 and 1958 as the Cornish Riviera Limited (this is not represented in this pack). The black headboard was first used in 1951 and was superseded by the ornate cast plate from the late 1950s. The train carried an additional crown and cipher headboard on the occasion of Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation. The train’s jubilee in 1954 was celebrated with a special headboard with the GWR’s Coat of arms.

The Cornishman

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Introduced by British Railways in 1952, the service was routed originally from Wolverhampton. In 1962 this transferred to Sheffield and finally from Bradford in 1965. Carriage boards represent routing changes during period. Two sets of carriage boards are provided, the cream and brown were used later when Western Region started to use the traditional Great Western colour scheme on its stock.

Introduced by British Railways in 1947 as a luxury Pullman Car express operating between London Waterloo and Ilfracombe (and Plymouth until 1949), the service only ran until 1954. This pack is suitable for detailing trains running from 1949 onwards. The rectangular board introduced in 1953 was fixed to the lower half of the smoke box door whereas the earlier versions had been placed centrally on the front buffer beam. The Pullman Car Company provided special tailboards featuring the company’s crest.

Devon Belle

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The Devonian

Introduced originally in 1927, this inter-regional service resumed after the Second World War in May 1949. From 1949 until 1952 the service only ran on the summer timetable but became daily (except Sundays) in 1953. This pack is suitable for detailing the train from the early 1950s until the late 1960s. The titled was finally withdrawn in May 1975.

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The Elizabethan

Introduced in Coronation year 1953, the titled train ran until September 1963. It ran non-stop from London (Kings Cross) to Edinburgh (Waverley). Often headed by A4 locomotives, the headboard was carried on the lower central lamp iron (refer to prototype pictures). Deltic type diesels that later conveyed the train carried the headboard on the upper bonnet. This set comprises of two sizes of carriage boards. The shorter ones were used with LNER Gresley designed stock and the later eleven feet ones are for use with British Railway’s Mark 1 coaching stock.

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The inaugural run of this train was at the end of May 1960. It ran as a day-time seated version of the ‘Car Sleeper Limited’ and consisted of car-carrying rolling stock as well as passenger coaches. The white steel headboards were used on Deltic haulage but some pictures do show the occasional steam locomotives carry it. As part of the British Railways Modernisation Plan, the car carrying services became known by the corporate name of Motorail.

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The Broadsman

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Introduced by British Railways in 1950, the service ran between London Liverpool Street and the North Norfolk resorts of Cromer and Sheringham. The train was made up of two portions and was split / joined at Cromer. It had two types of headboard, the first was the plain Type 6 version followed shortly after with the type with two shields the sailing yacht and boat with windmills in the background. During 1953 the service was one of only four Eastern Region titled trains to carry the extra Coronation headboard on the buffer beam. The title last ran in  June 1962.

The East Anglian

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Introduced by British Railways in 1950, this titled train connected the Capital with Lowestoft and Yarmouth (The arms of which were depicted on the later headboards). It is not sure how the train received its title except to say that this summer only Liverpool Street service connected with the most easterly town (Lowestoft). The train was divided into two portions at Beccles and was reunited on the return trips. It was relatively short lived and ceased to run in September 1958.

The Easterling

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The title was reintroduced by the LNER in October 1946 and ran between Liverpool Street (London) and Norwich.  British Railways introduced the small Type 2 headboard “East Anglian” in 1949 and these were replaced two years later by the larger ones including those with shields of London and Norwich. The train had special yellow tail doors. The shorter carriage boards were used with LNER Gresley or Thompson designed stock and the later eleven feet ones are for use with British Railway’s Mark 1 coaching stock.  The title was withdrawn in June 1962.

2 mm Scale Atlantic Coast Express 2 mm Scale Anglo Scottish 2 mm Scale Caledonian 2 mm Scale Bournemouth Belle 2 mm Scale Broadsman 2 mm Scale Bristolian 2 mm Scale Boat Trains Southampton 2 mm Scale Cambrian Coast 2 mm Scale Cornish Riviera 2 mm Scale Easterling 2 mm Scale East Anglian 2 mm Scale Cheltenham Spa 2 mm Scale Devonian 2 mm Scale Devon Belle 2 mm Scale Cunarder D 2 mm Scale Caledonian D 2 mm Scale Atlantic Coast Express D 2 mm Scale Cunarder

Atlantic Coast Express

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The Butlin's Express

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These special trains worked on the Eastern region and provided a direct to the Billy Butlin’s holiday camps during the 1950s and early 1960s. The first style of headboard was the one reading “Butlin’s Express”. The circular boards were used on the Liverpool Street to Clacton trains. The type 3 headboards were used later particularly after the introduction of diesels for the services.This set comprises of two sizes of carriage boards. The shorter ones were used with LNER Gresley designed stock and the later eleven feet ones are for use with British Railway’s Mark 1 coaching stock.

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