Illustrations of St Pancras station, London


This illustration shows St Pancras station in London. The station was built by Midland Railway in the 1860s, and gave them a route from the Midlands and the north of England into the country's capital.

Full title:
The Midland Railway: its rise and progress. A narrative of modern enterprise
estimated 1876, London
Book / Illustration / Image
Frederick Smeeton Williams
Held by:
British Library
Usage terms:
Public Domain

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