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Passenger cars are divided into isolated compartments, three to
five, with a door and two windows on each side of each compart-
ment but no communication from one to the other without going
outside. Generally each car (called “carriages”) contains 1st, 2nd and
3rd class compartments differing in the furniture and number of persons
admitted- Railway tickets are nearly always taken up
by the door or gate keeper upon leaving the station. The Engines
are not as powerful or as hansome as those of America. Conductors
and “Guards” always dress in uniform, also the station men-
All trains are run by telegraph
As a general rule for those who can afford it, take the best
accomodations [sic] that Europe can furnish and an american will
seldom find it any too good-
In England Scotland and Ireland the beds are always
double and very wide, while on the continent a wide bed is rarely
seen. Living and travelling in the former is nearly double the
cost of that on the continent, and not so agreable- [sic]
25th Up at six A.M. Gathering our things into shape for an early
start out to our steamship. Waited for the signal of
the little steam tender (quite near us) to go aboard, until our
patience became nearly exhausted. In consequence of
a late start from Liverpool and head winds down the channel
(which we are escaping) the Telegraph station on the outer
point did not signal her arrival until one and half
P.M. A half hour sufficed to load ^with^ the two dozen first
class passengers and fifty or sixty emigrants with their traps

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