AN unusual railway carriage board

An unusual railway carriage board

After a bit of a railwayana buying spree, I have been working my way through the new goodies.

Most striking is an 11 foot long carriage board, ‘United States Lines’ in red and white lettering on a blue background, with American eagles on either end. I like carriage boards: they fit well on our beams and make you think of old-fashioned summer holidays, when the stations were packed with holidaymakers waiting to crowd onto long trains to Blackpool or Bournemouth. This one is slightly different though – not painted in standard British Railways colours or referring to a named train like ‘The Royal Wessex,’ currently hanging on another of our beams.

So, I am intrigued, enjoying looking at the ‘United States Lines’ and looking forward to discovering more about its use.

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