Railway Buttons, Badges and Uniforms
- Railway Buttons, Badges and Uniforms
- by Gordon Fairchild and Peter Wootton
- To travel with a passenger ticket and then add to it a collection is one of the few instances of the commonly disputed possibility of eating our cake and having it thereafter. Succinct though it was, this comment by a collector of railway and tram tickets in 1898 offers but a hint of the fascination of ticket collecting.
- A great deal has been written about the history of development of railway and tramway tickets, but a little of their role as pieces of ephemera representing moments of history encapsulated in print. In Railway and Tramway Tickets Gordon Fairchild and Peter Wootton, both acknowledged experts on the subject, provide a detailed but readable account of the evolution of ticketing, from the 19th Century invention of Thomas Edmondson's card ticket to the automated and computerised systems of today.
- Tickets from a number of other countries and continents are examined, while the extensive coverage of the british Isles includes examples from light, preserved and tourist railways and tramways, as well as those from trunk routes. Detailed guidance on the assembly and care of a collection is provided, including hints on the correct storage, mounting and display of its componenets.
- With more than 70 full page plates (including eight in full colour) illustrating almost 900 individual examples, Railway and Tramway Tickets is a work to be treasured by transport enthusiast and ephemerist alike.
- 1987, Case bound, 148 pages, 8¾" x 11¾"
- Malaga Books from Ian Allan Publishing
- ISBN-10 0711017018
- ISBN-13 9780711017016
- Pre-Owned, very good, minor dust jacket corner edge wear
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