|Chronology:||Bargery Number|||||Main Themes:|
|1830-39||021; 090|||||Barmaids (usually femmes fatale)|
|1840-49|||||The discomforts of railway platforms|
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.