Armley Mills Museum, Leeds

This museum has a locomotive section with a variety of industrial locos originally manufactured in Leeds. Only “Jack” of the steam locomotives is currently operational and this loco is fired up to run on the museum’s demonstration line on special event days. The museum shop does sell a few postcards but these at present do not feature any of the railway collection.

National Railway Museum – update

Perhaps as a reflection on the national decline in postcard usage and collecting, the selection of postcards available at the National Railway Musuem at York is drastically reduced from not so many years ago. It is a bit of an event when a new card is published. To support the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Churchill’s funeral train, a new card has been issued. The stock number on the back of the card is 10562963.

Apedale Railway, Chesterton, Staffs.

This is a relatively new narrow gauge railway and as such may be unknown to many members. It combines with a mining musuem and nature reserve on the site of the old Silverdale mine. A fine new station building has been errected with Lottery Funding assistance. Yes, postcards are for sale in the station shop, but unfortunately not featuring the railway itself. There are postcards produced a few years ago now by Severnside featuring a series of Titled trains of the 1950’s painted by Frederick Lea.