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Beginning quite early, troupes took advantage of the railway system to arrange excursions rather than actually having to go to a town.

It began, typically, with cross border excursions but was extended to include much longer journeys.

This section will explore these.

1857 Van Amburgh Excursion VanAmburgPeterboroJul24 1857WO.jpg
This is the earliest excursion found to date. It took great advantage of the opening of the line from Cobourg to Peterborough the previous year