Three classes of passengers

Resource Type: Image | Posted on 13th February 2012 by Liam Physick

One of the images donated to Metal by Ray Physick. Here we see one of the Bury prints, depicting three different scenes: in each scene a locomotive pulls a passenger train: first class in the top picture, second class in the middle, third class at the bottom. The obvious difference is one of comfort: the third-class coaches are little better than trucks, with no protection at all against the elements. It is a startling illustration of the contempt in which “the lower orders” were held. The locomotives are impossble to identify

Three classes of passengers

Tagged under: steam locomotives, liverpool and manchester railway, tender locomotives, coaches, carriages, passengers, ray physick

Categorised under: Landmarks, Landscapes & Locomotives

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