Railway ticket, c 1840s.
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Midland Counties Railway ticket from the 1840s, photographed in 1897. This is a third class ticket from Leicester to Brougham. The Midland Counties Railway was opened in 1839. It was mainly used to transport coal, but also carried passengers. In 1844 it joined up with the Birmingham and Derby Junction Railway and North Midland Railway, to become the Midland Railway.