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 Posted 02/22/2021  4:39 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Nells250 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
There is a nifty "ticket" thread here, and it has a wide range of ticket types in it. I decided maybe for organization's sake we should at least have a separate thread for RAILROAD tickets, as that topic alone could end up being many pages long (if I have anything to do about it)...



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Highland Street Rwy (Boston area)

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 Posted 02/22/2021  6:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A thing of the past. One of the reasons why they should be collected and studied. RR tickets are, in effect, collectible historical documents of an older technology.

Same will happen to stamps, coins and banknotes. All will eventually become digital, something like Bitcoin.

Now, lots of people buy their digital RR tickets with their mobile 'phones. Can't post pictures of those on line !

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 Posted 02/22/2021  9:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
These are cool! I might have scans of a couple trolley tickets, but I'll have to do some digging.
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 Posted 02/23/2021  4:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I wonder which are rarer....... proper railroad or trolley/transit tickets? I bet trolley tickets were thrown away more often, but possibly issued more often as well. Some people would ride a train every day, some only for trips. BUT the same can/could be said for trolley riders. BUT railroad passenger service existed longer...

Would make quite a study!

My personal experience which is only since about 2003 is that "transit" tickets are rarer. BUT I can definitely be wrong!
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 Posted 02/27/2021  8:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here's a teeny tiny ticket for a mule-drawn street trolley. Probably circa 1880s. I scanned it next to a stamp to give you a sense of scale.

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Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh! NIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICE! Want... need...
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Boston Revere Beach & Lynn (narrow gauge RR) ferry ticket:
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Does anyone have a ticket to ride to the Crush Crash?
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