Songs from the Age of Steam

Railways

Station Life

Chronology:    Bargery Number | Main Themes:
1820-29   |  Railway catering
1830-39 021; 090 |  Barmaids (usually femmes fatale
1840-49   |  The discomforts of railway platforms
1850-59  338; |  
1860-69  326; |  
1870-79   |  
1880-89  193;   |  
1890-99  576;   |  
1900-09  342;   |  
1910-19    |  
     |  
Uncertain   |  

 

Historical Background:

Railway Stations quickly became commercial centres. Hotels, shops, and restaurants were established to take advantage of the throngs of people passing through. 

Railway food was the subject of complaints and the butt of jokes from the earliest times (see bar326 Railway Belle and bar342 Railway Station Sandwich) and the discomforts of the platforms are the subject of bar576 The Modern Railway Platform.

 

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