London & Greenwich Railway Company Season Ticket, 1837.
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This third clas season ticket, valid from 19 January 1837 to 19 April 1837, was isued to William Beloe, Esquire. It shows the company's coat of arms, carried by the god Mercury, and was printed by Rowe, Kentish & Co. Running between London Bridge and Greenwich, the first part of the railway opened in 1936, with the entire line completed in 1838. Designed specifically for pasenger traffic, it was the first railway in London, and the forerunner of the many inner suburban commuter systems.