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Different colours and patterns helped distinguish the different types of tickets.
British Rail's centralised paper and printing centre at Crewe had a number of pre-1900 Waterlow printing presses which met its annual demand for 320 million tickets.
43rd Anti-Aircraft Brigade Company, Royal Army Service Corps served with 43rd Anti-Aircraft Brigade.
On the 17th September 1838, the line was opened throughout, the temporary station at Denbigh Hall being closed shortly afterwards.
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When railways were first established, every living being gazed at a passing train with astonishment and fear; ploughmen held their breath; the loose horse galloped from it, and then, suddenly stopping, turned round, stared at it, and at last snorted aloud. As the train now flies through our verdant fields, the cattle grazing on each side do not even raise their heads to look at it; the timid sheep fears it no more than the wind; indeed, the hen-partridge, running with her brood along the embankment of a deep cutting, does not now even crouch as it passes close by her. On entering a railway station we merely mutter to a clerk in a box where we want to go ― say How much?
― see him horizontally poke a card into a little machine that pinches it ― receive our ticket ― take our place ― read our newspaper ― on reaching our terminus, drive away perfectly careless of all or of any one of the innumerable arrangements necessary for the astonishing luxury we have enjoyed.
When a ticket was issued, it was date-stamped by a custom-made machine.