RAILWAYANA: 3s-9d ticket to ride stars with £290 realisation

A CAMBRIAN Railways’ ticket from Glandovey Junction to Welshpool, a journey which cost 3s-9d, was the top seller at a Great Central ticket postal auction in mid-July, with a realisation of £290.

The remote station, which has no road access, was opened in 1867 where the Aberystwyth and Pwllheli lines diverge, and was renamed Dovey Junction in 1904. It is still open today.

Canopies and lamps: A Liverpool Street-bound suburban train approaches Coborn Road station in London’s East End circa 1900. An LNER 1d platform ticket from the station, which closed in 1946, sold for £260 at a Great Central Railwayana ticket auction in July.

At £260 came an LNER 1d platform ticket for Coborn Road (Old Ford), a station on the main line in east London 2½ miles out of Liverpool Street.

The original station opened in 1865 as Old Ford, renamed in 1879, resited slightly in 1882 due to the track being quadrupled, and closed in 1946.

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