|R46||The Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway||£20.00||Buy Now|
Issue Date: 01/01/1970
Issue Name: 50th Anniversary of the Closure of the Midland & Great Northern Railway
Producer: Buckingham Covers
This stunning cover was officially designed and produced with The Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway Preservation Society. It features their logo. The covers were carried during the anniversary Gala in February 2009. Each bears a carried cachet to certify that. As always, our picture above just can't do justice to the gold blocking. In real life, the gold working and logo are shiny and look superb!
Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway - A History
The Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway network once covered the map of Norfolk. It began as a section of small local railway companies across Norfolk and Lincolnshire, that were amalgamated in the 1880's to form the Eastern and Midlands Railway. The Eastern and Midlands Railway was largely dependent on traffic coming from both the Great Northern and the Midland Railways, so when it fell into trouble in 1889, it was perhaps inevitable that these railways should step in to help. As a result in 1893 they acquired the whole of the Eastern and Midlands railway and the Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway was born.
As was the case with so many of Britain's rural railways, traffic started to subside throughout the 1930’s and following WWII. In 1958 a British Railways committee recommended closure, and for the greater part the end came on 28th February 1959.
As a result, the Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway Preservation Society was formed.
The Society is a registered charity that supports (and is the major shareholder in) the North Norfolk Railway, or Poppy Line, that operates a steam train service over the five miles between Sheringham and Holt.
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