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[Note 045.1] The London and Brighton Railway opened in 1841.

[Note 045.2] For the second half of the year 1844, records show that the line carried 320,000 passengers from London to Brighton, and London Bridge station was renamed Brighton Station [i] until 1864 [ii]

References:
[i] https://sbpc.regencysociety.org/brighton-railway-station-london-bridge/
[ii] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Bridge_station

[Note 045.3] National newspapers followed introduction of newspaper train. The railway station was one of the few places where the poor (not in service) could encounter the rich. And earn money as newspaper sellers, boot-blacks, hawkers, etc.

Reference:
Richard, J & Mackenzie, J. The Railway Station; A Social History (1988, Oxford University Press,) p

[Note 045.4]  The Homeward Mail from India, China and the East was first published in 1857 by Messrs. Smith, Elder, & Co. and provided Britain with news from its colonies in the East. Along with The Homeward Mail, they published The Overland Mail, a newspaper for people living in the East featuring news of Britain and Europe.

References:
https://blog.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/2016/12/15/the-homeward-mail-news-from-the-east/

lGloss "all right" is also given as the phrase meaning safe to start 332 Railway Guard

[Note 045.5] In 1836 at least 16 principal coach services ran to Brighton

Reference:
Simmons, J. & Ribble, J. (Eds) The Oxford Companion to Railway History (Oxford University Press, 1997) p51

[Note 045.6] omnibus illustration Brunswick square map. Mr Stevens of the "Blue Coach and Railway Office", announcing that he had started several new omnibuses and flys for the conveyance of passengers between Brighton Termnius and various parts of the town, including Keptown, Brunswick Squre and Terrace, and the hotels

Reference:
Blew, William C. A. Brighton and Its coaches A History of the London and Brighton Road, With Some Account of the Provincial Coaches That Have Run from Brighton (London, John C Nimmo, 1894) p240
https://archive.org/details/brightonitscoach00blew/page/240

[Note 045.7] The last stage coach between London and Brighton ran in June 1846

Reference:
Blew, William C. A. Brighton and Its coaches A History of the London and Brighton Road, With Some Account of the Provincial Coaches That Have Run from Brighton (London, John C Nimmo, 1894) p244
https://archive.org/details/brightonitscoach00blew/page/244

 

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