Ticket collector checking or collecting passengers'
train tickets at the beginning or end of a journey. Enhanced details of screenshots from old
Leaving a platform at a large terminus.
Entering a platform at a large terminus. The passenger appears to be only just in time for the train
as the gate is already half closed and no other passengers are in sight.
Leaving a platform at a small rural station.
To get onto a railway station platform, we had to show our
travel tickets or
platform tickets to a member of
station staff who would be standing at the platform gate. There was usually
one or more of them on duty - although this wasn't always the case. Sometimes
the tickets were snipped to confirm that they had been seen. Automatic
barriers were years away.
Ticket inspection at the end of a train journey
To leave the platform at the end of a journey, we had to give up our
tickets to a ticket collector who stood at the platform gate. I never understood
how tickets could be inspected properly when hoards of passengers streamed on
and off a busy train, but some passengers certainly were called back,
so there must have been some cheating.
Ticket inspection on trains
Tickets were not normally checked on the train although there were
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