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The Night Ferry

TT4-NFERRY   A5 pack   £4.95 

The Night Ferry is perhaps the most unusual of all titled trains that ran in Britain for it hauled Continental coaches in its rake. The Wagon-Lits coaches were reduced in height to meet the British loading gauge. The service was originally introduced in the autumn of 1936 on the completion of the train ferry terminals at Dover and Dunkirk. The Wagon-Lits cars were shipped across the channel allowing their first class passengers to remain in their sleeping berths. This pack contains appropriate headboards together with details for coaching stock. The service finally came to an end in 1980.

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The Night Scotsman

TT4-N SCOT   A6 pack   £3.75 

This sleeping car service was introduced by the London North Eastern Railway in 1927 and ran from Kings Cross to Edinburgh Waverley. Unusually, the service as a titled train ran throughout the Second World War. This pack is suitable for detailing the train as running in the 1950s and 1960s. The larger white headboard was used with some diesels from 1962. The service ceased to run as a titled train in May 1968

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The Norfolkman

TT4-NORFOLK   A6 pack   £3.75 

Introduced in 1948, the service ran between Liverpool Street (London) and Norwich until 1962. The shorter carriage boards are for use with LNER Gresley / Thompson designed stock and the longer eleven feet ones are for use with British Railway’s Mark 1 coaching stock.

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The Norseman

TT4-NORSE   A6 pack   £3.75 

This service ran to connect with Bergen Line sailings to Norway two to three days per week. The service commenced in June 1950 and continued until 1966. The plain headboards were initially used and those with Viking longboat embellishments were introduced shortly after. 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 North Briton

TT4-N BRIT   A6 pack   £3.75 

Introduced by British Railways in 1949, this service ran between Leeds and Glasgow via York.  The train became the first after the war to get back to a mile-a-minute schedule.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 dropped from the timetable in May 1968.

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The Northern Irishman

TT4-NIRISH   A6 pack   £3.75 

Introduced by British Railways in 1952, this sleeping car service ran in connections with sailings to and from Larne Harbour. Nicknamed “The Paddy” the train made its journey to Stranraer Harbour via Dumfries and Newton Stewart. However, when this line closed it was diverted via Ayr adding some sixty miles to the journey. This service was the only London Midland Region train to ever carry a green headboard. The serviced ceased in April 1966.

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The Northumbrian

TT4-NORTHUM   A6 pack   £3.75 

Introduced by British Railways in 1949, the service ran between Kings Cross and Newcastle until 1964. The shorter carriage boards 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 Palatine

TT4-PAL   A6 pack   £3.75 

This express ran between St Pancras (London) and Manchester Central and was introduced just before the War in 1938. It was suspended in 1939 but only re-introduced in 1957. After seven years the title was dropped in 1964.

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Pembroke Coast Express

TT4-PEMB   A6 pack   £3.75 

This express running between London Paddington and Pembroke Dock was introduced by British Railways in 1953. Originally the train carried a plain black headboard and maroon carriage boards. The ornate cast headboard depicting the coats of arms was introduced in the summer of 1958 together with the cream carriage boards. The Pembroke Coast Express as a titled train last ran in September 1963.

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The Pines Express

TT4-PINES   A6 pack   £3.75 

Originally introduced in 1928, the inter-regional service was re-introduced after the War in May 1949, the Pines is probably one of the most well known titled trains. The express had portions for Manchester, Liverpool and Sheffield and these are reflected on the carriage destination boards. The headboards were generally only used when on the Somerset and Dorset section of its journey before reaching its Bournemouth destination. The express last run in March 1967.

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Queen of Scots

TT4-QS   A6 pack   £3.75 

Re-introduced in 1948, this luxury Pullman Car express operated between Kings Cross and Glasgow via Leeds and Edinburgh. The service was finally suspended in 1976. This pack is suitable for detailing trains running from 1948 until the late 1960s. The Pullman Car Company provided special tailboards featuring the company’s crest.

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RCTS Specials

TT4-RCTS   A6 pack   £3.75 

During the 1950s and 60s, the Railway Correspondence & Travel Society organised many special trains and tours. These often visited lines that had just closed to passenger traffic or were due to close. This set will allow you with modellers’ license to recreate such a tour on your own railway. Includes scale eleven and eight feet carriage boards.

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The Red Dragon

TT4-RDRAG   A5 pack   £4.95 

Running between Paddington and South Wales was introduced by British Railways in 1950. The first headboards were introduced in 1951 and were either black or red. The train carried an additional crown and cipher headboard on the occasion of Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation. The curved plate surmounted by a red dragon was introduced later in 1956.The Red Dragon as a titled train last ran in June 1965. Two sets of carriage boards are provided, Western Region started to use the traditional Great Western colour scheme on its stock in the latter years of the 1950s.

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The Red Rose

TT4-REDR   A6 pack   £3.75 

Introduced by British Railways in 1951 for the Festival of Britain, this express ran between London Euston and Liverpool Lime Street. The train had quite distinctive tailboards which were frequently used. The title last ran in 1966.

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The Robin Hood

TT4-RHOOD   A5 pack   £3.75 

Running for just over three years, this express ran between St Pancras (London) and Nottingham (Midland).  The title was dropped from the timetable in September 1962.

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The Royal Duchy

TT4-ROYDUCH   A6 pack   £3.75 

This express running between London Paddington and Penzance was introduced by British Railways in January 1957. The train only ever carried the one cast headboard with brown lettering on a cream background. In the centre of this was the coat of arms for the Duchy of Cornwall. The Royal Duchy as a titled train last ran in June 1965. Two sets of carriage boards are provided, Western Region started to use the traditional Great Western colour scheme on its stock in the latter years of the 1950s.

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The Royal Highlander

TT4-ROYALH  A6 pack   £3.75 

This sleeping Car service running between London Euston and Inverness was originally introduced by the LMSR in 1927 and was suspended at the start of the Second World War. The service as a titled train was only re-introduced by British Railways in 1957 leaving London at 7.20 p.m. and Inverness at 5.20 p.m. The title was finally withdrawn by British Rail in May 1985.

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The Royal Scot

TT4-RS   A5 pack   £4.95 

The Royal Scot was first introduced by the London Midland and Scottish Railway in 1927. This prestigious express ran between London (Euston) and Glasgow. It ceased running for the duration of the Second World War with re-introduction in 1948. This pack allows you to model the train as it would have run from the early 1950s through to the steam/diesel transition period into the late 1960s.  All the different variants of headboards are produced in the pack.

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The Royal Wessex

TT4-WESSEX   A5 pack   £4.95 

Running from Waterloo, the train title was introduced for the Festival of Britain in 1951. The train had three sections and these are represented on the carriage boards for the modeller to select. The rectangular headboard 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 service was withdrawn in 1967.

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