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Railway Tickets

Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway

 

Railway Tickets

Thank you to Michael Stewart for allowing me to reproduce photos of some of the items in his impressive collection of railway tickets.  Please scroll down this page to see the tickets, or click here to enlarge them.

1842

The Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway Company obtained permission under Act of Parliament in 1838 to build to Haymarket, Edinburgh. via Falkirk opened in February 1842.   The large ticket at the bottom of this page is an invitation to the Private Opening of the Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway on 18 February 1842.

Edinburgh Stations

The Glasgow to Edinburgh line was extended to the east from Haymarket station through Princes Street Gardens to Edinburgh General Station  in 1846.  General Station was one of three stations built in Waverley Valley in the 1840s.  The other stations were:

-  North Bridge, built by the North British Railway, opened 1846.

-  Canal Street, built by the Edinburgh, Leith & Newhaven Rly, opened 1847.

These three stations collectively became known as Waverley around 1854.

Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway Company was absorbed into North British Railway Company in 1865

The Tickets

Does the first picture below ('E&G' made from holly leaves and thistles) show the back of an Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway ticket?  I've never seen anything like that on any other tickets.

I was interested to see the alternative spellings of EDINBURGH on these tickets below, and the variety of tickets issued:

-  First Class

-  Second Class

-  Third Class

-  Parliamentary Ticket  -  a basic, cheap service required by 1844 Act of Parliament.

-  Mail

-  Express

These tickets show the journeys and dates but not the fares.

Acknowledgement:  Michael Stewart, Canterbury, Kent, England
Michael was formerly a pupil at Fettes Collage, Edinburgh.

Michael would like to hear from anyone who has any similar old card tickets that they might wish to sell.  If you'd like to contact Mike, please email me, then I'll give you his email address.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  September 25, 2012

Tickets  -  Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway

Old Railway Tickets  -  Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Michael Stewart, Canterbury, Kent - formerly a pupil at Fettes College, Edin. Aug 15, 2012

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks