Paddington Station, Praed Street, Westminster, London

Paddington Station, Praed Street, Westminster, London
Photograph taken 1870-1900 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: cc97/01127

Paddington Station was the London terminus of the Great Western Railway. Designed by I K Brunel, it was opened in 1854. The trainshed was roofed by three glazed cast iron spans: a fourth was added in 1913-5. Selected parts of the GWR are being considered for nomination as a World Heritage Site. Note the horse drawn cart loading with stage scenery. The train they are unloading could well be a theatrical train used to transport whole stage companies around the country.

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