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 Western Region of British Railways used these steel panels for train identification until the end of steam. These will provide additional detail and authenticity.
A6 Pack. Numbers & letters printed on quality self adhesive paper with plastic strip supports. Includes 72 ready to use reporting numbers with two sheets of individual numbers & letters. Self adhesive labels with plastic strip supplied allow you to make your own unique codes allowing you to make your own unique codes.