Railway Orphans Enamel Badge • Mallard • British Railways • c1950

This is a lovely badge with the streamlined loco, Mallard, painted in BR colours. So, after WW2.

Mallard is probably the second-most-famous loco in Britain after Flying Scotsman. That is because Mallard holds the world speed record for a steam loco…

I’m interested in these badges because they have a connection to safety. The badges were made and sold to support the railway orphans…

I’ve posted about railway safety before, here

Safer by Train


and about this engine, here


Here are some lovely poster images of this kind of streamlined engine…

I’ve also posted about badges before, here

Railway Loco Badges

Nowadays, these kinds of badges are made to be sold at railway heritage sites.

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