Railway Charges for Goods, 1849
Newspaper report relating to the way the Preston & Wyre charged for
The Preston Guardian, Saturday, October 13,
HOW RAILWAY COMPANIES CHARGE FOR CARRYING GOODS.
A gentleman in the corn trade in this town lately enquired of a person connected
with the railway what the charge per ton would be for bringing corn from Lytham to
"Five shillings a ton" was the reply.
"Shall not give that," said the merchant.
"Three shilling then," said the railway manager.
"No; it's too much, can get it taken by the Ribble for eighteen pence."
"We ’ll take it for eighteen pence," was the answer.
Should not a railway company have a fixed tariff of charges, so that the public may
know at once what they have to pay?