A Conversation for Class Segregation and the Evolution of the British Railway Carriage

Workers

Post 1

dphillipson

A type of class segregation omitted in this discussion is Workmen's Tickets, sold up to the Beeching-era reorganizations of railways. These were tickets even cheaper than day-returns, but for use only on trains approx. 6-8 a.m. and 5-7 p.m., supposedly to enable the proletariat to get to work (and possibly to segregate men in dirty overalls from petit-bourgeois office workers.)


Workers

Post 2

Sgt. Bluebottle's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Hello - thanks for dropping by. You've made a good point there - did you use to catch a Workers train by any chance?

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