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Thomas Edmondson

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Thomas Edmondson (1792-1851) was the inventor of the card-based printed railway ticket system


Started work for Gillows and in 1836 joined the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway as station master at Milton.

He later moved to Manchester and set up a business printing tickets and making the machinery for doing this.

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Sources of Information

Chris de Winter Hebron, 50 Famous Railwaymen, 2005