Around Newcastle central station

This grand station was opened by Queen Victoria in 1850.

The station was designed by the architect John Dobson and built at the joint expense of the Newcastle & Carlisle Railway (N&C) and George Hudson’s Newcastle & Darlington Junction and Newcastle & Berwick Railways. It replaced three earlier stations: the temporary termini of the Carlisle and North Shields lines and the rather fine 1844 Gateshead Greenesfield terminus of the Darlington line. … Dobson’s trainshed is the first of the great multi-span arched sheds of the nineteenth century.

Railway Architecture of North East England

Dobson’s original design was more grandiose and costly and was greatly scaled down in its final form, though still very impressive.


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