Ticket - Border Tunnel (Sydney) to South Brisbane First Class

Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
A rectangular, cardboard railway ticket. The ticket is attached to a secondary piece of cardboard that has gold and white stripes. The ticket is brown and details a journey from the Border Tunnel (Sydney) to South Brisbane.
Classification
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways ticket
CH classification DOCUMENTS Tickets railway
Production place
Measurements
L57 x W30 x H1mm
Media/Materials description
Cardboard
Signature/Marks
FIRST CLASS. \ BORDER TUNNEL \ (Sydney) TO \ SOUTH BRISBANE \ Not Transferable \ Available Day of Issue only. \ Casino \ 69 Mls. 1661-1659
Issued subject to the \ By-laws and Regula- \ tions of the Commis- \ sioner for R'lwys, Qld.
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History and use
This ticket is part of a large collection of Edmondson railway tickets donated to the Queensland Museum by the Queensland Government Printer’s Office in the late 1980s. The collection has strong historic value as the tickets span nearly 100 years of Queensland railway history from the early 1900s until the 1990s. The collection comprises of 1350 individual tickets.
The tickets demonstrate the vastly different types of passenger work Queensland Railways were undertaking during the twentieth century. Notable tickets include, the opening of the 1915 Drayton Deviation, New South Wales and Queensland Border tickets and interstate journeys, numerous excursions to the south coast, World War I, World War II and R.S.S.A.I.L.A fundraising events, Ipswich Railway Workshops worker trains, Brisbane abattoir worker trains, the last steam train from Brisbane to Maryborough, tickets for transporting dogs, railway refreshment room cup deposit tickets and a souvenir ticket to the viewing of Sir Ross Smith’s Aeroplane Engine that was repaired at the Ipswich Railway Workshops.
These tickets are valuable addition to the State Collection. They help to demonstrate a part of railway travel that was in its time, very ordinary, but with the adoption of digitised ticketing and personal transport cards, has now become unknown in most parts of the developed world.
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Registration number
R19027

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