CALEDONIAN RAILWAY RAILROAD ENGINE STATION POSTCARD LOT

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  • Sold Date: Sep 03, 2008
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SET OF 11 EARLY POSTCARD VIEWS OF THE CALEDONIAN RAILROAD!!

The original Caledonian Railway was one of the major rail operators in Scotland, cooperating with the London and North Western Railway in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to create new, high-speed links between the English capital and the key centers of population on the western side of Britain and over a large part of Scotland.

Trains operated by the Caledonian Railway (or the 'Caley' as it was fondly called) took part in the fiercely competitive 'Races to the North' in the latter part of the 19th century. At the height of the railways' role in the British economy, the companies running trains on the two principal routes between England and Scotland, the East Coast and West Coast main lines, strove to outdo each other in the time taken by their services to reach the cities of Scotland. These are circa 1910 - 15 postcard views. All eleven are unused, divided back cards depicting various engines and stations. One Postcard in particular is of "Engine 17" at the End of a record run from London (Euston) to Aberdeen. It picures John Souter, Driver, examining his engine on arrival, 23rd August, 1895. All 11 postcards are in VERY GOOD CONDITION! WONDERFUL IMAGES TO ADD TO YOUR RAILROAD/TRAIN POSTCARD COLLECTION!! ===== History of the Caledonian Railway ====
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