Train reporting numbers were used to identify trains in the internal working timetable. These contained one or more letters or numbers either to uniquely identify a particular train, or to denote its route (particularly on busier lines). The reporting number was displayed on the front of the loco along with the lamp headcode. This happened usually with special trains or other unusual trains (e.g. summer Saturday excursions), to allow signallers to identify unfamiliar trains and route them correctly.
The London Midland Region used their own design of train headcodes from LMS times until the end of stream in BR days. The paper character stickers were applied to a panel on the smokebox door. These will provide additional detail and authenticity.
A6 Pack. Numbers & letters printed on quality self adhesive paper with plastic strip supports. Includes 24 ready to use reporting numbers with two sheets of individual numbers & letters.