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Printed works

The printed works collection consists of train schedules, tickets, various books and pamphlets, periodical publications, honorary certificates, invitations and other printed materials. To a historian, for instance, a train schedule is more than just a little handbill or poster with arrival and departure times. It is a very important, reliable, and often the only, source providing information that cannot be found anywhere else, for example, about former stations which have faded from memory. Similarly, one small ticket can reveal valuable information not only about the train ride prices in a certain period of time, but also about different carriage classes. Historical books and periodical publications on the subject of railways contain rich factual information, as well as clearly demonstrate the traditions of railway literature and periodicals of the time, which are no longer available.