A cheap trip!


All aboard! Spotted on eBay. Click for a larger version.

Spotted last Friday on everyone’s favourite tat bazaar, FleaBay – this wonderful handbill from the dying years on local rail.

On Saturday, 19th December 1959, there was to be a charter train to Crewe, for fans of Walsall FC to watch their team play Crewe Alexandra in League Division Four.

Eight shillings return second class from Brownhills, depart 12:25pm (time to get a jar in first… maybe at the Station Hotel), Calling Walsall 20 minutes later and returning that evening at 6:45pm.

The golden days of rail, and no mistake. You can buy this on eBay here. What a wonderful thing.

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1 Response to A cheap trip!

  1. Pedro says:

    Crewe 1 Walsall 5 ….8,021 attendance

    Not a bad day out!

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