Double Deck Brown & Bigelow “Southern Railway” Railroad Playing Cards, “Big John” and “Engine No. 1401,” c.1960Double Deck Brown & Bigelow “Southern Railway” Railroad Playing Cards, “Big John” and “Engine No. 1401,” c.1960Double Deck Brown & Bigelow “Southern Railway” Railroad Playing Cards, “Big John” and “Engine No. 1401,” c.1960Double Deck Brown & Bigelow “Southern Railway” Railroad Playing Cards, “Big John” and “Engine No. 1401,” c.1960

Mint, sealed double deck of railroad cards made by Brown & Bigelow for Southern Railway c.1960, featuring backs depicting famous Southern Railway trains, namely “Big John” grain-carrying hopper cards on a suspension bridge, and Engine No. 401, “one of a famous fleet of Pacific-type passenger locomotives operated by Southern Railway System from the late 1920’s until the early 1950’s.

I assume that each deck has at least 52 suited cards, plus 2 Jokers, one of which may be called an “Extra Joker.” An “Extra Joker” is showing through the cellophane of each of the decks, and each “Extra Joker” contains a brief description of what is depicted on that deck. The cards are bridge size, measuring 89mm x 57mm, and come in the original packaging.

As noted, the cards and box are mint and sealed, although I should mention that I cut the cellophane at the front of the box near the linen pull so that I could see what decks are in the box.

Reference: Bollhagen, The Great Book of Railroad Playing Cards,” p.141, SOU-5, SOU-6.

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Double Deck Brown & Bigelow “Southern Railway” Railroad Playing Cards, “Big John” and “Engine No. 1401,” c.1960

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