• My LIRR Website Update March 2021

  • Discussion of the past and present operations of the Long Island Rail Road.
Discussion of the past and present operations of the Long Island Rail Road.

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New Sections: Ticket Forms 1H and 1-BH and color variations and Interline Tickets:
Form 1H and 1-BH ticket size comparison. Ticket sizes: The larger form size 1H - 2 ¾” x 1 7/16”
1-BH - 2 ¼” x 1 7/32” (Internationally known as the “Edmondson” size)

The Edmondson railway ticket was a system for recording the payment of railway fares and accounting for the revenue raised, introduced in the 1840s. Previously, railway companies had used handwritten tickets, as was the practice for stagecoaches, but it was laborious for a ticket clerk to write out a ticket for each passenger and long queues were common at busy stations.

A faster means of issuing pre-printed tickets was needed. There was also a need to provide accountability by serial-numbering each ticket to prevent unscrupulous clerks from pocketing the fares, who now had to reconcile the takings against the serial numbers of the unsold tickets at the end of each day.

The Edmondson system came into general use with the creation of the Railway Clearing House in 1842, becoming 'the essential standard feature. Wiki