GNR and LNER Specimen Ticket Collection [supplied title]

London & North Eastern Railway
Great Northern Railway
Great Eastern Railway

Tickets, card tickets in buckram-covered guard books, photograph album and box, GER, GNR and LNER Specimen Ticket Collection, 1900s to 1930s. The collection comprises specimen Edmondson-type tickets of every class and type from the GNR and the LNER. Tickets are numbered 0000 and many are stamped 'Specimen.' Many of the tickets are grouped by the LNER operating sections, and there are unusual and rare items such as perambulator tickets, tickets for agricultural shows, exhibition tickets etc. etc. The GER tickets include WC, sailor on duty and music hall artist tickets.

Housed in 9 guard books and 1 modern photo album, plus 2 small boxes of loose tickets. Several thousand tickets in total.

Collection originated at the Railway Printing Office, Stratford, East London, which was established by the GER and continued by the LNER. The specimens were saved by the last Master Printer, a Mr. Townley, on the closure of the office in the 1950s. He passed the collection to his son, who bequeathed it to The National Archives.


Tickets, Passes & Labels
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buckram, card, paper, plastic
The National Archives

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