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A glazed card sign for the Cornish Riviera Express, 30” x 20”, probably from Paddington Station where it would have been placed at or near to the platform from which the train departed at 10.30am every morning for the West Country. Introduced by the Great Western Railway in 1904, originally the Cornish Riviera Express ran non-stop to Plymouth (with Taunton and Exeter being served by slip coaches) and then on into Cornwall, arriving into in Penzance some 5 hours after leaving London. The Exeter slip was withdrawn in 1928 and by the 1960s the Taunton slip had also been withdrawn. This means that the sign probably dates to the 1960s as Taunton is the first station stop. In good used condition, with some edge wear and creasing. Ready for framing!
Author British Railways