Most of us think of trains as a thing to take the living to work or for pleasure. But that wasn’t always the case.
When cholera epidemic in 1848-49 struck, the cemeteries of London were full, and the dead had to be taken elsewhere. So they built a railway for the dead, complete with a luxury lounge for the first class mourners.
I stumbled over this while looking for funeral arrangements in the 1800s, and the more I read the more interesting I though it. The articles I read were more interesting than any I can lay before you, so the links are below.