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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 August 2020 at 22:57
Thank you, Kelly. I came back from the "Auswanderermuseum" (Ballinstadt, the emigrants museum) which is in Veddel - and thought I should stop at this station to take some photos since it has that sci-fi look.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 August 2020 at 23:54
Fantastic! I had no knowledge of that park and museum! But I should have. I appreciate your bringing it to my attention! It would seem that it is quite likely that my German ancestors sailed to New Your through the emigrants station there. They sailed from Hamburg on the SS FrisiaSS Frisia in 1873.

I've been to Hamburg a few times. If we ever can travel again I'd like to visit that museum!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 August 2020 at 09:53
A few views of Manchester Victoria station. It was the headquarters of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway up to 1921 when it amalgamated with the London North Western Railway. At one time it boasted the longest platform in the UK when platform 11 joined platform 3 at the neighbouring Exchange station. It has undergone a modernisation in stages to become a shadow of itself and incorporate platforms for the Metrolink on the site of some of the bay platforms. However a few of the original features remain.

#1 The original facade. This was once known as Hunts Bank.

Manchester Victoria Station by Ian Chapman, on Flickr

#2 The First Class Refreshment Rooms on the station concourse.

First Class Refreshment by Ian Chapman, on Flickr

#3 Bookstall and Left Luggage Office.

Left Luggage Office by Ian Chapman, on Flickr

#4 Tiled Railway Map (situated next to the ticket offices)

Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Network Map by Ian Chapman, on Flickr

#5 Bay Platforms

The Bay Platforms by Ian Chapman, on Flickr

#6 Through Platforms

Manchester Victoria by Ian Chapman, on Flickr

#7 Tram Platforms

Tram Departure by Ian Chapman, on Flickr
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 August 2020 at 11:41
Victoria is an odd station, I can't help thinking that the modern additions would have been more sensitively integrated into the magnificent nineteenth century core if it had been a London terminus. Here are a few more I've taken over the years.

The magnificent wood and tile booking office.


Detail from a pillar. The station was opened twenty years earlier, perhaps it was extended.


Outside is a list of destinations served by the station in its L&Y infancy, strange to see Belgioum listed amongs the expected places such as York, Bradford and Scarborough.


And here's a Victorian water fountain from Warrington Central, a better solution than plastic bottles but no longer operational, very few are.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 August 2020 at 15:15
Thank you Alan. Yes Victoria, in my opinion, has been badly modernised. The 'old' station was in need of some TLC, but it did have bags of character and history. The main reason I have pictures of it in it's present condition is that I was working in Manchester for a few years so, on occasions, I took my camera. I think the reason Belgium is mentioned as a destination is that the L&Y operated a ferry service between Goole, Hull and Grimsby to Europe. Somewhere I have some much older, B&W pre-modernisation pictures taken with my Olympus OM-1 which is how I like to remember it. The ticket office was always too busy for me to get a good picture. I prefer the older stations. Preston Carlisle and Crewe are now the nearest of my preferred large stations. Although I travel regularly from Warrington Central, I've never bothered to photograph it!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 August 2020 at 23:05
@waldo_posth Super set with #3 my personal favourite.

@IanC and @alanfrombangor Nice to see some from fairly close to home too. TFS
 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 August 2020 at 10:41
An evening at Antwerp railway station


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 August 2020 at 20:27
The most minimalistic train stop (under a viaduct) I have ever seen.
Part of a touristic steam line.

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The railway station under the airport


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 September 2020 at 12:06
Nice depiction of bored passengers waiting for their connection.

Birmingham New Street station was redeveloped in the mid sixties for the electrification project, a horrible shopping centre was built above it, making the station rather gloomy. The shopping centre was demolished and rebuilt in a more attractive style but the platform level is still rather depressing.



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The railway station at the Charles De Gaulle airport near Paris


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 October 2020 at 18:26
Białystok train station:

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 November 2020 at 08:26
New episode of "Railway stations" started here.
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