Category: Journalism Photography
Posted: May 26, 2019

Building the Railways.

Engineering Feats of London.

by Mr Jones Interested in this? Contact The Artist

A Story To Tell - Photography (a) Contest Entry 
This is a photo I took of part of a bronze sculpture in St Pancras Station. The construction and the connecting rail links, was one of the finest achievements of the Victorian era.

"A new grand terminus for London
By the mid 19th century, the Midland Railway was hurting from agreements entered into with the Great Northern Railway that enabled it to reach London with goods and passenger traffic. They wished to extend its line from Bedford to London in order to compete with the London & North Western and Great Northern railway companies for the Yorkshire railway traffic. St Pancras was to be a suitably grand terminus for their rail services.

The station was designed and constructed in two parts; the train shed and the hotel frontage. William Henry Barlow, the Midland?s consultant engineer, designed the extension route and station layout, including the single span arched train shed constructed of iron and glass. At 243ft by 110ft high at its apex, it was at the time the largest ironwork structure of its kind. As the 6 platforms were tied to the ribs, the train shed area was clear and spacious compared to other termini, making the structure much more flexible and allowing for future changes."
Post Type: Mixed Media Photography
Mixed Media: Medium

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