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Central Railway Station, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1884. BL12764

Central Railway Station, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1884. BL12764



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Central Railway Station, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1884. BL12764

CENTRAL RAILWAY STATION, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear. A steam train passing through the station in 1884. Bedford Lemere

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> Europe > United Kingdom > England > Newcastle upon Tyne

> Europe > United Kingdom > England > Railways

> Europe > United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Down > Newcastle

> Historic England > Historic Images > Famed Photographers > Bedford Lemere Collection (1860s-1944)

> Historic England > Historic Images > The Victorian Age > The 1880s

> Historic England > Towns and Cities > Newcastle

> Historic England > Transport > Railways > Railway stations

> Historic England > Transport > Railways > Steam Locomotives

> Transportation > Trains


EDITORS COMMENTS
This evocative photograph, taken by Bedford Lemere in 1884, captures the bustling activity at Central Railway Station in Newcastle upon Tyne during the Victorian era. The image transports us back in time, offering a glimpse into the past when rail travel was a new and exciting mode of transportation. Central Railway Station, located in the heart of the city, was a hub of activity and connectivity. Trains arriving and departing at regular intervals brought people from all corners of the region to Newcastle, contributing to the city's economic and social growth. The photograph showcases a steam train in full motion, passing through the station. The train, with its powerful engine and billowing smoke, symbolizes the industrial might and progress of the era. The station building, with its grand architecture and ornate details, reflects the importance of rail travel and the pride taken in its infrastructure. The station platform is filled with people, some waiting for their trains, while others are engaged in various activities. The presence of horse-drawn carts and carriages outside the station indicates the coexistence of different modes of transportation during this period. The photograph also highlights the role of railways in shaping the urban landscape. The station, with its imposing presence, dominates the scene, while the surrounding buildings, with their varied architectural styles, reflect the diverse character of the city. This photograph is a testament to the transformative power of railways in Victorian Britain, bringing people and places closer together and contributing to the growth and development of towns and cities. Bedford Lemere's skillful composition and use of light and shadow add to the photograph's timeless appeal, making it a valuable addition to our historical record.

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