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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 12, Issue 11 (February 1, 1938)

Making Rail Travel Interesting

Making Rail Travel Interesting.

Attracting the traveller to the rail route is an affair to which attention must constantly be paid. There are many ways of adding to the interest of railway travel. Recently, the London & North Eastern Railway has hit upon the happy idea of erecting conspicuous signs alongside the track, indicating to passengers that they are approaching one of the larger stations, or directing attention to the fact that they are passing some particularly interesting point, such as the summit level of the railway, the boundary between two counties, or the half-way point on some long-distance through run.
Cricklewood Mineral Sidings, L.M. & S. Railway, London.

Cricklewood Mineral Sidings, L.M. & S. Railway, London.

At most of the county boundaries these signs have been placed for the information of the traveller, while 8¼ miles north of York a special sign on the lineside indicates the half-way point on the East Coast tracks between King's Cross Station, London, and Waverley Station, Edinburgh. One of the most striking signs of all is that erected on the site of the boundary between England and Scotland, a little to the north of Berwick-on-Tweed station. This tells passengers on the “Flying Scotsman” and the “Coronation” London-Edinburgh daily flyer, that they are leaving the soil of one country for that of its neighbour.