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Souvenir Guidebook

Whitehead Railway Museum £5.00

Whitehead Railway Museum is the home of the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland (RPSI).  The Society has around 1,000 members and it depends on its volunteers to keep the wheels turning.

Whitehead Excursion station was opened in 1907 as a an overflow station to cope with the influx of day trippers from Belfast. It was taken over by the RPSI in the 1960s and many buildings have been added since.  These now house the Society’s extensive collection if historic railway vehicles and memorabilia.   Some of the locomotives and coaches are used by the RPSI on excursion trains all over the Irish railway system.

This guidebook is intended to complement a visit to the museum.  It contains details of opening times and of how to obtain up to date information on Society activities.

Paperback, 90 colour and 38 b&w pictures, one map, 68 pages.

“It must surely be the best guide to any preserved railway centre of any sort, anywhere. It's just wonderful. You have included such a fabulous selection of pictures past and present, encompassing so many people as well as every aspect of the trains, etc. Hope it sells a million, it certainly deserves to.” - Michael H.C. Baker, Railway Author

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Sheet of RPSI postage stamps. £5.00

These sheets were produced during the 1970s for use by passengers on our trains. The idea was that passengers could buy an RPSI postcard plus stamp on the train, write the card and then post it in a post box in coach 861. After the trip, the cards were removed, had a proper Royal Mail stamp added and were posted in a regular post box.

Each sheet has 9 stamps, 3 each of the following taken from 35mm slides by Charles Friel:

  • No.171 "Sieve Gullion" at Portrush, about to set off for Belfast and Whitehead with the "Portrush Flyer", 5/8/1975.
  • No.186 passing Woodlawn, en route from Galway to Mullingar with the "Claddagh Railtour", 6/6/1978.
  • No.4 crossing Bleach Green viaduct, en route from Belfast to Portrush with the "Portrush Flyer", 5/8/1977.

These were produced for use on RPSI trains only and are not valid for Royal Mail or An Post.

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