• Peter Berthoud

Express 2nd Edition

Updated: Sep 4

Express, A Pepys Card Game (2nd Edition)


First Published: 1955, A Pepys Card Game by Castell Brothers Ltd., St Cross Street, London

Illustrator or Designer: Not credited but illustrations are "accurately reproduced with the full co-operation of British Railways" - rules p2.


Contents: 44 Cards + Rules Booklet


Express 2nd Edition Box Front With Title Card
Express 2nd Edition Box Front With Title Card

There are 44 cards: 5 cards for each of the 4 Railway companies and 5 Pool cards. There are also 4 Station cards, 4 Red Signals and 8 Green Signals and 3 Passes.


Express 2nd Ed. cards: London Midland Region, LMR, (Passenger Set), The Royal Scot: Engine, 1st Class Coach, 3rd Class Coach, Restaurant Car, Guard's Van

Express 2nd Ed. cards: London Midland Region, LMR, (Passenger Set), The Royal Scot: Engine, 1st Class Coach, 3rd Class Coach, Restaurant Car, Guard's Van


Express 2nd Ed. cards: Eastern Region, ER, (Passenger Set), The Flying Scotsmant: Engine (Mallard), 1st Class Coach, 3rd Class Coach, Restaurant Car, Guard's Van

Express 2nd Ed. cards: Eastern Region, ER, (Passenger Set), The Flying Scotsman: Engine (Mallard), 1st Class Coach, 3rd Class Coach, Restaurant Car, Guard's Van


Express 2nd Ed. cards: Southern Region, SR, (Goods Set): Engine Gas Cylinder Wagon, Grain Wagon, High Open Wagon, Brake Van

Express 2nd Ed. cards: Southern Region, SR, (Goods Set): Engine, Gas Cylinder Wagon, Grain Wagon, High Open Wagon, Brake Van


Express 2nd Ed. cards: Western Region, WR, (Goods Set): Engine, Low Open Wagon, Bogie Bolster Wagon, Covered Wagon, Brake Van

Express 2nd Ed. cards: Western Region, WR, (Goods Set): Engine, Low Open Wagon, Bogie Bolster Wagon, Covered Wagon, Brake Van


Express 2nd Ed. cards: Pool, (Interchange Set): Engine, Coach, Wagon, Guard's Van, Brake Van

Express 2nd Ed. cards: Pool, (Interchange Set): Engine, Coach, Wagon, Guard's Van, Brake Van


Express 2nd Ed. cards: The 4 stations, Axebury, Northville, Pepysville and Seaton. Railway Pass cards "issued by Pepys Games".

Express 2nd Ed. cards: The 4 stations, Axebury, Northville, Pepysville and Seaton. Railway Pass cards "issued by Pepys Games".


Express 2nd Ed. cards: Red Signals, Green Signals 1 & 2.

Express 2nd Ed. cards: Red Signals, Green Signals 1 & 2.


The game was published in 1955 after the 1948 nationalisation of the railways that created British Railways.


There are two self-referential cards, one of the stations is "Pepysville" and the Railway Passes are "Issued by Pepys Games".


A reissued version of Express 2nd Ed. was published by Lagoon in 2011 under license from Neale Dataday.





Game & Version Details



​ Express 2nd Ed. - Card Back



​Express 2nd Ed. - Rules Front



Express 2nd Ed. - Rules Back


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Express 2nd Ed. - Box Back



Express 2nd Ed. ​ - Box Top



​Express 2nd Ed. - Box Side Left



​ Express 2nd Ed. - Box Base



​ Express 2nd Ed. - Box Side Right



​ Express 2nd Ed. - Box Back With Flap