ST PANCRAS

There is a new postcard for 2018 available from a St Pancras Merchandise stall in the lower level arcade of the station.

Designed & Printed by www.rocket68.com

Paddington

A brief update on Paddington Bear postcards at Paddington station. After years of trading from a barrow on the forecourt the retailing has moved to a permanent shop inside the station’s retail area. There are currently several postcards available but only one features the station:

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Postcards sold from the barrow include the similar design with line drawn HST and a view of the barrow.

 

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Watch out for a postcard featuring Paddington bear and a class 800…

Snowdon Mountain Railway

The railway has a massive shop at the base of the railway as well as a smaller site within the summit facility. A number of postcards are available from the “Origins” series.

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These are refs P259, P263, P508, P263, P373, P426, P417, P418, P434, P471, P472, P473, P474, P506 & P510

Peak Rail 2017

It’s hard to believe that when I visited Matlock the temperature was in the region of 30 degrees C, given that I’m writing this with snow on the ground outside. How the UK’s weather changes over just a few months. whilst visiting this line is always a pleasure, however I do wonder if I’ll live long enough for a trip all the way through to Buxton.

One of the features of this line is the bookshop in the Station building at Matlock. They do also stock other items of interest to travellers and a few postcards are available.

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National Railway Museum York Dec 2017 update

I’m pleased to report that the NRM shop at York is still stocking a wide variety of postcards – perhaps the widest variety of shapes and sizes ever.

The largest ( A5) shows a view from 2013’s great gathering of A4 locos. Barcode ref 5021043 1600211

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Next size down we have three cards 406178 Great Gathering 2014, 406222 Mallard & 406420York station c1870

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Then slightly larger than the standard postcards we have 3D postcards and jigsaw postcards. The wooden postcards noted a few years back are still available too.

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As for standard postcards there are a large variety of poster views which have been available for some years. There are two new series:

404239 ,406246, 406253 & 406260 ( first 5 digits are the serial numbers and the final digit appears to be a check digit)

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Finally a set that will bring back memories for those over 50:

the references are 411608, 411615, 411622, 411639 & 411646.

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Hornby visitor centre Margate

Another place for persons of a certain age to visit and find a host of childhood memories – Airfix, Scalextric and the home of model railway production for so many years.

Plenty of toys and model to see plus an informative hour long video. Postcard collectors are not disappointed either with four Hornby postcards in the shop.

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South Devon Railway new issues

A recent visit ti Buckfastleigh station shop saw the following postcatds produced by Writtle of Bridgnorth on sale:

SDR 15A 3205

SDR 15B 5786 night scene

SDR15D 6412

SDR15E MULTIVIEW

SDR15F 5786 reflected by the Dart

SDR15P Buckfastleigh station

SDR15Q Staverton station

SDR 15S Routemaster bus

SDR 17A Totnes Riverside station

SDR17B 1369

 

 

 

 

KWVR extend postcard series

Cards with references WVR329 and WVR330 are now available from the retail stands at stations along the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.

WVR329 features 43924 at Damens crossing whilst WVR330 is a winter scene with 41241 at Oxenhope.

 

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