These tickets officially
allowed allowed access to a platform for an hour. Most of the
tickets have hours marked around their edge. An hour would
normally have been long
enough for most people who were accompanying departing passengers to
their train or meeting arriving passengers - but not long enough to meet
the needs of most train spotters,
1d and 3d
these platform tickets were issued in the 1920s. The prices of
those shown below are all
either 1d or 3d. The 3d fare in particular seems to me to be
expensive. As one of the tickets on this
LMS Stations page shows, it was possible in 1920 for a child to
travel from Craigleith Station three stops up the line to
Edinburgh Princes Street Station for 1/2d !
Acknowledgement: Michael Stewart, Canterbury, Kent,
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