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Large-scale railway carriage models

A unique feature of this public library collection is the four large-scale models of railway carriages on display alongside the books.

The models have been in the care of Birmingham Library Services since the late 1960s, and cover goods, sleeping, and restaurant stock sold to countries in four continents, thus illustrating the world-wide reputation of Birmingham in the construction of rolling stock.

Each model is in its own wood and glass case.