By Rail: *Pack of Playing Cards

Including trains, trams, trolleys and cable.

Each day hundreds of millions of people all over the world take a journey by train, tram or trolley as a normal part of their daily lives.

Yet before modern roads existed, it was the problem of how to transport heavy materials, coal or stone for example, over relatively short distances that led to the first primitive ‘waggonways’ or ‘tramways’.

From those early 16th century beginnings this deck of 54 illustrated playing cards follows the fascinating history and development of rail, track and cable transport across the world.

Included in this pack are some of the stranger rail vehicles from the past.

Examples of humans striving to travel ever faster, smoother, further and cheaper.

As well as the breakthrough technologies of steam, diesel, electricity and more.

The 21st century sees rails to be as important as ever as a modern, safe and ‘clean’ method of moving people and goods to their destinations.

Rail transport covers many styles of transport including familiar classics such as the Mallard, the cable car, Amtrak, the mountain railway as well as contraptions like the Diolkos Waggonway used in ancient Greece.

Buy two packs of the same design and play 'Picture Snap'.

Each card features a different illustration:

Aerial Tramway (Single Track)
AGC B 81500 Bombardier
Articulated Trolleybus
Benni Railplane
British Rail Class 141 ‘Pacer’
Cableway (Double Track)
Channel Tunnel
D8 Class V 200 Locomotive
Diolkos Waggonway
Fairy Queen
Flying Scotsman
Funicular Railway
Hong Kong Tramways
Horse-drawn Waggonway
Light Rail Transit
London & Blackwall Railway
London County Council Tram
London Underground Railway
Moving Walkway
Narrow-Gauge Railway
Night Ferry
O-Bahn Busway
Pendolino ‘ETR 401’
People Mover
Pioneer ‘Zephyr’
Puffing Billy
Pullman Sleeping Car
Push Car Railways
Rack & Pinion Railway
Richard Trevithick’s Locomotive
Richmond Union Passenger Railway
Roller Coaster
San Francisco Streetcar
Schwebebahn Monorail
Shinkansen – Japanese ‘Bullet Trains’
Stephenson’s Rocket
Stockton & Darlington Railway & Locomotion No. 1
Swansea Mumbles Railway
TGV (Train A Grande Vitesse)
The Salamanca
Tom Thumb
Union Pacific ‘Big Boy’
Union Pacific Gas Turbine Electric Locomotive
Valtellina Railway
Volks Railway

These cards are being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner - Heritage Playing Card Company.

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