Topic: National Railway Museum visit, 3rd June 2013

johndarnton on June 10, 2013, 01:26:36 PM

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Items seen and photographed.
 
Reference 1978-7455 was the seal matrix for the Hatfield and St Albans Railway Company; this is the original from which the Company Seal die was made: circular, mounted on a strip, with a hole at each end for fixing in the press.
 
9201 Photograph of Hatfield station
10729 Photograph of St Albans Abbey station, April 1930
15873 Photograph of St Albans Abbey station
19154 Photograph of St Albans shed
19155 Photograph of St Albans shed coaling crane
19156 Photograph of St Albans shed
19663 Photograph of St Albans shed water tower
27274 Photograph of St Albans Abbey station, 29th May 1953 (the day Everest was first climbed)
 
There are no Hatfield & St Albans Railway tickets in the National Collection.
 
Tickets from the Great Northern Railway:
345 Single: Hertford to St Albans L&NW
352 Single: St Albans GN to Potters Bar
362 Single: Sailor or Police at 3/4 price: St Albans GN to Hatfield
Also 362 (there are several tickets to a page); Single: Sailor or Police at 3/4 price: St Albans GN to Wheathampstead
367 Return: Workman free; specimen ticket numbered 000: Hatfield to blank (other station to be filled-in)
3320 Half-Day Excursion: outward half: St Albans GN to Hatfield
3327 Excursion: Volunteer in Uniform, 1st battalion: return half Cole Green to St Albans
5306 Single: St Albans GN to St Albans L&NW
5313 First Class Free Pass 1922, unused (photographed both sides)
5313 Third Class Free Pass 1922, unused
Thanks to Max for examining the album containing 3320 and 3327 (also 1 other album containing nothing from our line); without his help, I wouldn't have finished to GNR collection.


As well as looking directly at the above items, two items I ordered were actually glass-plate negatives, which one of the staff put onto a computer, turned into positives, and showed me; she has emailed them to me. They are:

DY4105 Photograph of the Midland Railway bridge under construction, with St Albans GNR station visible in the background. (The MR was opened in 1868.)
DY4107 Photograph of the Midland Railway bridge completed, with St Albans GNR station visible in the background.

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