British railways – part 1

Exhibitor Tom Gibbard

This is the story of the railways in Britain, told through bookmatches and matchboxes. It is in two parts :

  1. Part 1 describes the period from 1900 until the railways were nationalised in 1948
  2. Part 2 about the post-nationalisation period can be found here

The story of the development of the railways up to 1948 is described on the pages in the gallery below, click on an image to enlarge it.

Click here to read about the post-nationalisation period of British railways.

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