Having managed to miss last week's Sunday Stamps, I hope I can make up for it this week. This week's theme was stamps that have their design continued between stamps. I think this one fits the bill quite nicely with the train carriages all linked, and the background landscape also. This First Day Cover dates back to March 1980 and was issued to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Liverpool and Manchester railway.
First Day Cover, Liverpool and Manchester Railway, 1980
Sadly the golden era of train travel is long gone in the UK these days. Fortunately there are plenty of preserved railways around that help to remind us of the age of steam. Some investment still goes into the railways, the regeneration of St. Pancras is a fine example, and it will be interesting to see what the cross-rail service (west to east London) end up like when it's completed. I see it most days when I travel into Paddington and it all looks very slow progress.