Ticket - Border Tunnel (Sydney) to South Brisbane First Class
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Issued subject to the \ By-laws and Regula- \ tions of the Commis- \ sioner for R'lwys, Qld.
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.