The ‘Beautiful Britain’ series depicting seaside and country resorts was produced by John Waddington Ltd for the Great Western Railway and London and North Eastern Railway between 1924-1939.
Canadian National Railways souvenir deck, dated to 1927. Every card is gilt edged, and carries a different photograph of Canada.
Deutsche Reichsbahn (German Railways) deck designed by Peter Becker, 1989
Pepys Express 1st edition, 1947 (before the nationalisation of the railways in 1948).
Pepys “Express” card game 2nd edition c.1955
Hornby Playing cards are a retro deck designed and produced by Wild and Wolf copyright 2011
Lobo, the London Underground card game published by Thomas De la Rue & Co Ltd, 1930s.
Orient Express playing cards evoking a bygone era of chauffeurs, monocles and exoticism. Manufactured by Waddingtons, c.1990
Peru Rail souvenir cards "exploring the land of the Incas" published by Peru Rail, Cusco, c.2005.
Southern Pacific Souvenir of the Golden West playing cards - Sunset, American Canyon and Shasta Routes - published by the Interstate Company exclusively for Southern Pacific News Service, c.1915
Railway Stations quartet game illustrated by Wim Dolk and published by Servex BV, Utrecht, 1975.
“The Blue Train” playing cards from the luxury train service in South Africa.
Trains card game with pictures by Ian Allan, published by Pepys, 1962.
‘Trans-Siberian Express’ playing cards designed by Veronika Nicolaeva, Az-Art Publishing House, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2015
One of a series of sumptuous Venice Simplon-Orient-Express playing cards produced by B.P. Grimaud for the VSOE gift collection. The 3/4 length court cards depict people in Oriental costumes.
The images for the cards were inspired by the typical passengers who traveled in luxury style in the 1920s and 30s.
VR-VISA playing cards published by VR Group, the state-owned railway company in Finland.