This is Station Jim. From1894-1896 he worked for the Great Western Railway as a canine charity collector. Based at Slough Station, and now stuffed, Jim is on permanent display on Platform 5. His glass case has its very own collection slot - still raising funds in doggy heaven. The Virtual Victorian is very fond of Jim and often stops by for a quick hello, though it has to be said he does look a little moth-eaten these days.
And this noble fellow is London Jack. He worked at Paddington Station from 1894-1900, collecting coins in the box on his back for the orphaned children of railwaymen who were killed in the early days of steam trains. He raised more than £450 in his lifetime, and like Jim, went on to collect even more when he was dead and stuffed. Today, Jack is on display at the National History Museum in Tring which contains many examples of nineteenth century taxidermy.