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Sunday, 12 June 2011

TICKET TO RIDE 1959 2

For the sake of completeness, here's the other side of that railway ticket. We  now think the actual date stamped on it is 25th March 1959. Stamping the date on a ticket validated it for travel. Note that the ticket has been issued not by British Railways, but by the British Transport Commission, a brave post-war attempt to introduce co-ordinated and integrated transport which foundered on the rocks of political expediency as Government caved in to the ever more powerful road lobby.

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