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Re: A ONE WAY TICKET ON THE NECROPOLIS RAILWAY TO BROOKWOOD CEMETARY
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 10 February 19 06:38 GMT (UK) »
Wikipedia gives costs of LNC burials in 1854:

First Class 2 10s
Second Class 1
Third Class - pauper burials at the expense of the parish

and shows an example of a 1925 third class coffin ticket.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brookwood_Cemetery



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Re: A ONE WAY TICKET ON THE NECROPOLIS RAILWAY TO BROOKWOOD CEMETARY
« Reply #19 on: Sunday 10 February 19 11:41 GMT (UK) »
May I also recommend Andrew Martin's Jim Stringer series, which describes railway work in the early years of the 20th Century (and on through the first world war and beyond) and in his first book has a mystery centred around the Necropolis Railway.

"The Necropolis Railway".

Whilst this is only tangential to your research, I found the details about railway work very interesting, and Andrew Martin's books are evidently meticulously researched.  I can recommend the whole series
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Re: A ONE WAY TICKET ON THE NECROPOLIS RAILWAY TO BROOKWOOD CEMETARY
« Reply #20 on: Sunday 10 February 19 16:54 GMT (UK) »
The original station was a York Street and moved to Westminster Bridge street
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Re: A ONE WAY TICKET ON THE NECROPOLIS RAILWAY TO BROOKWOOD CEMETARY
« Reply #21 on: Sunday 10 February 19 16:59 GMT (UK) »
The original station was a York Street and moved to Westminster Bridge street

Have a look at post 5, it was on Leake Street / York Road
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Re: A ONE WAY TICKET ON THE NECROPOLIS RAILWAY TO BROOKWOOD CEMETARY
« Reply #22 on: Sunday 10 February 19 17:17 GMT (UK) »
The original station was a York Street and moved to Westminster Bridge street

Have a look at post 5, it was on Leake Street / York Road

So is the OS map incorrect?

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Re: A ONE WAY TICKET ON THE NECROPOLIS RAILWAY TO BROOKWOOD CEMETARY
« Reply #23 on: Sunday 10 February 19 17:27 GMT (UK) »
If you look at the map link in post 5 there is a single line to the left of Waterloo Station. That is the original station. I reckon this is about where the Eurostar terminal was .

This one shows it quite well https://maps.nls.uk/view/102345964#zoom=6&lat=2092&lon=5632&layers=BT

This one may even better
https://maps.nls.uk/view/91617035#zoom=5&lat=2730&lon=5621&layers=BT

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Re: A ONE WAY TICKET ON THE NECROPOLIS RAILWAY TO BROOKWOOD CEMETARY
« Reply #24 on: Sunday 10 February 19 17:59 GMT (UK) »
If you would like to read more about the cemetery have a look here http://www.brookwoodcemetery.com/

To have a single plot for 100 years is now 5625 plus maintenance after year 1.

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Re: A ONE WAY TICKET ON THE NECROPOLIS RAILWAY TO BROOKWOOD CEMETARY
« Reply #25 on: Sunday 10 February 19 18:06 GMT (UK) »
My thoughts are that the coffins may have been loaded on the line to the the left of Waterloo, but as there are no platforms shown the mourners joined the train at the station.

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Re: A ONE WAY TICKET ON THE NECROPOLIS RAILWAY TO BROOKWOOD CEMETARY
« Reply #26 on: Sunday 10 February 19 18:53 GMT (UK) »
If you look at the map link in post 5 there is a single line to the left of Waterloo Station. That is the original station. I reckon this is about where the Eurostar terminal was .


Edward

The stations are on the right, not the left, and are clearly marked "Necropolis Station" on the OS maps I attached.

I understand that carriages entered beneath the track and there was a lift system for coffins

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