"Some people have a vice of reading Bradshaws"

George Bradshaw (1801-1853) was an English map-maker, printer and publisher who pioneered the publication of railway timetables. His first British timetables were produced in 1839, and from 1841 until 1961 were published monthly as Bradshaw's Monthly Railway Guide.

Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide was published for the first time in 1847.  It ceased publication in 1939.

 

Framed example of a Bradshaw timetable, dated 1890
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeFramed example of a Bradshaw timetable, dated 1890 - Credit: Colin Smith