• Poppy train will be seen by passengers across 14,018 miles during November signifying the sacrifices made by service personnel in the 1914-18 war.
We unveiled a special train at Marylebone station today to mark the centenary of the end of World War I and remember the sacrifices of all those who have served in the Armed Forces, while raising much-needed funds for the Royal British Legion.
The train was officially unveiled at an event on London Poppy Day, which saw the band Brigade of Gurkhas and Chiltern employees who were in the military see off the train which formed the 11.10 service to Birmingham Moor Street.
In addition, to this the railway company has also re-released a video which depicts the experiences of nine of the Marylebone railwaymen who fought in the Great War.
The video is based on letters found in the National Archives from members of the Great Central Railway sent back from the Western Front to Marylebone Station. Watch these short stories here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAXG7nD5bnM