Ticket Cabinet from Vecumnieki Station
Nowadays, when the cash register receipt also serves as the train ticket, train rides seem to have lost a little of their charm. In earlier times, passengers received pre-printed tickets, which they often collected. It is due to collectors that the Jelgava exposition may now boast train tickets used in 1939-1940. Both the tickets and the cabinet have survived through various periods of political rule. The cabinet was used already back in the 1920s and throughout the soviet era when Latvian language practically ceased to exist in the Latvian railway industry, as clearly evidenced by the handwritten notes in Russian on the cabinet. Similarly, the price on the tickets was rewritten by hand. The ticket cabinet will remind you or let you imagine the times when the passengers received such pre-printed or even hand-written tickets, which were punched by a ticket puncher of quite a remarkable size, and feel the sense of adventure that accompanied each train ride.