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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 boards (narrow ones) were used later particularly after the introduction of diesels for the services.Originally run by the LMSR from 1927 until the outbreak of war, the title was re-introduced by British Railways in 1949. Running between St Pancras (London) and Glasgow (St Enoch), this was transferred to Glasgow Central after St Enoch’s closure. This titled express was one of the four London Midland Region expresses to carry a Coronation crown and cipher headboard during 1953.


Quick and easy to use, this pack allows you to recreate your chosen titled train with the appropriate choice of coachboards, corridor tail boards and locomotive headboards. Printed to a high resolution on quality photographic card, the pack comes with full instructions.


Pack size: A6

4mm Titled Train: The Butlin's Express

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