Had a day on my own in London yesterday so, as it was a beautiful warm day, decided to take the tourist boat down to Greenwich. First stop was Waterloo Station and here I discovered they had added a new second-level balcony overlooking the main concourse. All very modern in brushed steel and glass, but not particularly commensurate with the ancient Victorian surroundings I have to say. When you are up there you also get a close up view of all the dusty main building infra-structure covered…
Image of ticket collectors at waterloo station, about 1916. by Science & Society Picture Library
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At the Station
Train stations and the people in them. The beautiful and dearly missed Penn Station, NYC, 1962. Source At a Dutch train station, undated. Source Uncaptioned. Source Princess Margaret is greeted on her return to London after holidays in Scotland, 1955. Source The last train to depart from Harcourt Street Station, Dublin, 1958. Source A unnamed train station without a date. Source Fourth of July crowds at Penn Station, NYC, 1946. Source A girl on a bench at a station, 1943. Source A busy…
BR Class 404 4COR EMU 3161, London Waterloo, October 1971
Familiar story of taking things for granted. These classic Southern Railway units were so commonplace that one never gave them a second look - nor wasted film on them! This rather indifferent view was probably taken more for that Warship in the background than the unit itself. Within a few months, however, these units (like the Warships) had disappeared and, too late, I wished I'd taken more notice of them.
London Necropolis Station at Waterloo opened 13th November 1854 was badly damaged by bombs 11th April 1941 and never used again. This railway was used to transport the dead to Brookwood Cemetery in Surrey due to overcrowded cemeteries in London. The bodies would be transported at night.
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