Monday, August 5, 2013

Hicaz Railway Ticket

Having posted several maps showing the Hicaz Railway in the past, we thought we should also post this Hicaz Railway ticket that was preserved in the Ibrahim Hakki Konyalı archive (#1565). It's in the form of a small booklet, with four detachable tickets covering each stage of the journey. First by French mail-ship from Istanbul ('Der-i saadet' in the Ottoman) to Haiffa. Then by train to Medina (the ticket for this leg, of course, needing no French translation), then back along the same route. Food was included!

The picture is from a German postcard printed during WWI. See the rest of the ticket after the break: