External Links – Railway Philatelic sites,
Railway-related sites, and Philatelic sites

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Links are listed below in the following groups:

  1. RAILWAY PHILATELY – mainly UK
  2. UK RAILWAYS which run LETTER SERVICES
  3. RAILWAY PHILATELY – Worldwide
  4. RAILWAYS & RAILWAY MUSEUMS
  5. PHILATELIC – General

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1.  RAILWAY PHILATELY – mainly UK

2.  UK RAILWAYS which run LETTER SERVICES

Several railways in the UK retain their railway letter service.  These include:

3.  RAILWAY PHILATELY – Worldwide

  •  Australia and New Zealand Revenue and Railway Fee Stamps Catalogue   This site is “exactly what it says on the tin”! If you want to know about Australian or New Zealand railway stamps, this site is a good place to start.
  • Casey Jones Railroad Unit.  Having over 200 members throughout the world, the Casey Jones Railroad Unit is the first (1950) of the American Topical Association Study Units, and, today, one of the largest. it covers cover everything rail-related on stamps – steam engines, diesel engines, rolling stock, rail bridges, streetcars, subways, trolleys, funiculars, cog railways, etc.
  • German Railway Philately.  The “Internationale Motivgruppe Eisenbahnwesen” e.V. was founded in 1963 and today has around 700 members in Europe and overseas countries.  Members are interested primarily in stamps, cancellations and postal stationery which reflect the railway theme.
  • Italian Railway-themed Stamps
  • (The)  Mobile Post Office Society    A Study Group for United States Highway Post Offices (includes Railway Post Offices)
  • Netherlands Railway Philately  A detailed illustrated site by Hans Vink, showing all aspects of Dutch railway stamps (Ordinary Stamps about Railways in The Netherlands, Dutch Railway Letter and Parcel Stamps, Dutch Regional Stamps about Railways, Dutch Overseas Territory Stamps about Railways, Dutch Cinderellas about Railways, Dutch Postal Stationary about Railways Dutch, Railway Stamps: Cancellations, Dutch Postage Meter Cancellations about Railways, Dutch Railway Stamps: First Day Covers, Dutch Maximum Cards about Railways, and Dutch Railways on non-Dutch Stamps)
  • (The US) Railway Mail Service    Tells the story of the US Postal Service and how it was linked to the US Railways. Website of the Smithsonian National Postal Museum.
  • (Canadian) Railway Post Office Study Group Web site of a group specialising in Canadian Railway Postmarks.
  • (The US) Railway Post Office (RPO)   Tells the story of the US Railway mail service. Website of The Historic Railpark.
  • Norwegian Railway Philately Railway, Steamship & Carrier stamps of Norway
  • Swiss railways and TPOs.  Also includes links to Swiss railway cancellations

4.  RAILWAYS & RAILWAY MUSEUMS

  • Beamish Museum   Has a fully working passenger-carrying tramway.
  • History of Trolleys, Light Rails, Street Cars and Subways   Web page giving lots of information about the history of Trolleys, Trams & Streetcars, Light Railways & Subways, and Trolley & Streetcar Museums.
  • Irish Railway Stations Index  An A to Z of Irish railway Stations with many illustrations. Each station has multiple images, each clickable to enlarge them.
  • National Railway Museum
    As well as the vast range of rolling stock and other equipment, the NRM holds a major stock of Railway Stamps in the Search Engine (the Research and Library section) in the Museum at York. Of course, they also have the magnificent Locomotion museum at Shildon (Co. Durham) as well.
  • Night Mail   Watch this 23 minute long (black & white) film about the Night Mail, filmed in 1936. It includes extracts from WH Auden’s poem The Night Mail, with music by Benjamin Britten. Very atmospheric!
  • (The) Railway Magazine
  • Travelling Post Office Mail Bag Drop Off and Pick Up  youtube video of the Apparatus in action

5.  PHILATELIC: General

 

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