Before my time, John, I remember them costing 3d (the old threepenny bit).
Peter Langsdale 23:26, 02-08-2012
Could do with these or something similar back today. Taunton is a no go station now for photographers, unless you have a ticket to travel, due to barriers being installed.
H&M 08:26, 03-08-2012
There are barriers at Grantham, too, but the last time I was there I asked nicely and was allowed an hour on the platform (which I extended to 2 hours, having "forgotten" the time).
Peter Langsdale 11:29, 03-08-2012
I agree with Peter, when I was a spotter at Watford Junction in the late 1950's I think that they were 3d. We used to spend all day on platform 9. Value for money or what. Does anyone recall the machines that used to stamp out metal strip labels? I remember they were about 5/16th inch wide and were made of aluminium strip. Again just a few pence, but we used to stamp out the numbers of all our favourite locos. Happy Days!!
Steve Lee 12:41, 03-08-2012
I have been fortunate in that Bill Brown sent me some tickets and amongst them are a few platform ones. Waterloo - Waverley and Aberdeen are 3d but Swindon Junc was 1d. I don't know if Bill remembers the dates but I don't know them. All are for 1 hour but I don't remember being chased off after an hour anywhere!