Celebrating A Century: LNER Launches 2023 Collectors Calendar To Celebrate 100 Years Of History

14/10/22 Celebrating A Century: LNER Launches 2023 Collectors Calendar To Celebrate 100 Years Of History

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) has launched a 2023 collectors edition calendar which celebrates 100 years since the beginning of LNER.   

The official LNER 2023 Calendar features some of the most iconic moments in rail history from the East Coast route with each of the 12-month images taken from modern LNER photography as well as from New Page the archives held at the National Railway Museum in York.   

On 1st January 2023, LNER will celebrate 100 years since ‘the grouping’ when seven different train operators were brought under the banner of the London and North Eastern Railway, marking the beginnings of the iconic brand. 

The calendar unveils the official LNER logo to commemorate the 100 years, featuring a gold design recognising the heritage of the brand combined with the modern direction of LNER.  

The cover of the 2023 calendar depicts the historic moment on 30 July 2019 when LNER’s Azuma train met the world-famous Flying Scotsman at Darlington station to celebrate the start of Azuma services between York and London. The world-famous Flying Scotsman locomotive will also celebrate its centenary in 2023, connecting London King’s Cross Station and Edinburgh Waverley on the East Coast route.  

David Horne, Managing Director at LNER, said: “2023 is a big year for the railway, as it will see the centenary of both the London North Eastern Railway and its world-famous locomotive Flying Scotsman. At LNER we are proud of our heritage and continue to champion the qualities of the original LNER - industry pioneering, innovation and excellence in customer service.” 

“Thanks to industry legends such as Sir Nigel Gresley, the LNER name became synonymous with speed, comfort and style as seen in his most famous locomotives including Mallard, all of which we carry forward to this day with our world-class Azuma trains. It’s a history that is both humbling and inspiring to us now as we continue the LNER tradition encapsulated in its motto: Forward.” 

“Each month within the calendar will feature a moment to be remembered from LNER’s history since 1923. The calendar is available now for pre-order with copies due to be dispatched during November in time for Christmas.” 

From design to printing, the 2023 calendar has been created with suppliers right along the LNER route, which is an important part of LNER’s commitment to being a responsible business and supporting our communities.  

The A4 luxury calendar and packaging is printed on fully recycled Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) approved silk paper, which can be recycled again. The design and printing of the calendar has been part of a collaboration with Ruddocks, a Lincolnshire-based print company.   

Anyone who would like to get their hands on the LNER Calendar for 2023 can now do so by pre-ordering a copy from the online LNER Shop, which also sells a range of official LNER launch posters, the LNER cookbook, a BigJigs toy Azuma train and other popular LNER gifts and merchandise.  

The calendars make ideal Christmas gifts priced at just £11.99 including postage and will be delivered from late November.  

Customers can visit https://www.lnermerchandise.co.uk/for more information and to pre-order their calendar.  Customers wishing to purchase calendars from outside of the UK should contact info@lnermerchandise.co.uk   

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