- British Titanic Society Merchandise
- Original Artifacts - RMS Carpathia
- Original Artifacts - White Star Line
- The "Titanic - Legacy Collection"
- Titanic Boat Train Heritage Trust
On the morning of 10th April 1912, two special ‘Boat Trains’ left Waterloo Station; their passengers heading for Southampton and on to New York. Many of them wouldn’t complete their journey, as RMS Titanic sank beneath their feet just four days later…
In early 2021, it came to light that two former London & South Western Railway (LSWR) dining saloons, that had been languishing at a heritage railway in South Wales for many years, were in imminent danger of being broken up if a new home for them could not be found. The significance of these railway carriages is that they are the sole survivors of the exact type that formed the Boat Trains that ferried passengers from Waterloo to Southampton, for boarding Titanic on the morning of April the 10th 1912.
The British Titanic Society (BTS) were eager to save the carriages, and after weeks of negotiations to secure their ownership, a partnership was formed with the London & South Western Railway Carriage Group (LSWRCG), at the Mid-Hants Railway’s Watercress Line, to embark on a project to restore these historic examples of Edwardian boat train dining saloons to their 1912 condition. Once completed, they will become a major tourist attraction, not only at the Watercress Line, but will visit other heritage railways around the UK, promoting the story of RMS Titanic and the history and importance of the 'Boat Trains'.
The Titanic Boat Train Heritage Trust (TBTHT) has been set up, by the BTS/LSWRCG partnership, forming a talented team of historians and experienced craftsmen to take this huge project forward. Restoration on this scale is expensive and time consuming, and we are reaching out for help in any capacity whatsoever, financial or otherwise.
Here you will find some wonderful merchandise and rare, collectible artifacts from the carriages which are not suitable to be reused in the restoration.
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