The Railways and Sport.
Football, the great winter sport of Britain, is now in full swing, directing attention to the wonderful facilities afforded by the railways for sports of every kind. Principal among these facilities is the running of day and half-day excursions by special trains, which each year carry several millions of supporters to football, cricket and tennis matches, racing and other sports events. Parties of four or more members and officials of sports teams travelling together to participate in matches may obtain tickets based on a single fare for the double journey.
Liverpool and Manchester Railway train, with “Lion” engine in Euston Centenary Celebrations. The “Lion” was built in 1838, and has a wooden boiler-casting, and rubber buffers.
Similar parties on tour have the benefit of tickets at the rate of two-thirds of the ordinary single fare for each stage of the tour. Considerably, reduced fares are also offered for party travel Parties of eight or more adults travelling together in each direction may obtain day tickets at a single fare for the double journey; while parties of not less than thirty, by prior arrangement, are carried from one-and-two-thirds to two-and-a-half miles for a
Thomas Cook, the great excursion pioneer.
penny. The longer the distance to be travelled, the cheaper the fare per mile Guaranteed day and period excursion arrangements are catered for by special trains when not less than 200 passengers are travelling between the same points. The fares charged in this case vary from 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 miles a penny according to distance.