Saturday, April 28, 2012

Class System

























The railways in Britain (in)famously copied the class system with their ticketing practices where the traveller was charged and accordingly treated in a hierarchy of three tiers. Queen Victoria occupied a unique place at the head of this pyramid, where she not only got to ride about in her own train, but also had a direct entrance built from Perth station through to the adjacent hotel. Perth's platform three is still sometimes referred to as the 'Royal' platform, although the special hotel entrance has long since been bricked-up.

1 comment:

David Jeffery said...

The thing that I found odd was when I used to travel regularly on elderly train carriages to Budapest, these Communist relics all had first (comfy red seats) and second (not very comfy vinyl green seats) class compartments. Some comrades were obviously more equal than others...