Newcastle Central Railway Station

  • Description

    "Newcastle only had a single main-line railway station, unlike many other English cities, a situation encouraged by Richard Grainger. The building was designed by John Dobson and built between 1847 and 1851 for the York, Newcastle & Berwick Railway but also catered for the existing Newcastle & Carlisle Railway and the line to North Shields and Tynemouth. The portico fronting on Neville Street, accessed on the right, was built to a reduced design in 1862-63 [[997951]]. As shown in this and other photographs [[1707754]] the train shed was built on a large curve using innovative curved, wrought-iron sections. Two further curved train sheds providing additional platforms were added in 1892-94 [[1631291]]. The glass and steel ticket and travel centre on the left was built within the main concourse in 1985, complementing the older design." Photo by Andrew Curtis, 2003.
  • Owner

    Andrew Curtis
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1726505
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 years, 2 months ago
    Viewed: 217 times
    Picture Taken: 2003-09-10
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