|R343||175th Anniversary of the Formation of Midland Railway||£10.95||Buy Now|
Issue Date: 10/05/2019
Issue Name: 175th Anniversary of the Formation of Midland Railway
Producer: Buckingham Covers
The Midland Railway (MR) was a railway company that operated in the United Kingdom from 1844 to 1922, when it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway. In 2019 we mark 175 years since the formation of The Midland Railway. Our lovely cover features a painting by John Wigston along with a 1st class definitive stamp and a 31 pence Royal Scot stamp from the 1985 Famous Trains issue, along with a Derby postmark (this is where the Midland Railway head office was based).
175th Anniversary of The Formation of Midland Railway
The Midland Railway had a large network of lines centred on the East Midlands, managed from its headquarters in Derby. Initially connecting Leeds with London (St Pancras) via the East Midlands by what is now the Midland Main Line, it went on to connect the East Midlands with Birmingham and Bristol, and with York and Manchester. It was the only pre-grouping railway to own or share lines in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, and it became the third-largest railway in the British Isles (after the Great Western Railway and the London and North Western Railway).
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