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"The Meeting Place: A Symbol of Connection at St. Pancras Station, London" As travelers rush through the bustling St

Background imageStation Collection: Ivybridge Station and Viaduct, Devon, c. 1890

Ivybridge Station and Viaduct, Devon, c. 1890
A view of Ivybridge station and the Ivybridge Viaduct, Devon, c.1890. This is Brunels old timber viaduct, shown prior to its replacement in 1892

Background imageStation Collection: The Meeting Place, bronze sculpture by Paul Day, St. Pancras Station, London

The Meeting Place, bronze sculpture by Paul Day, St. Pancras Station, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageStation Collection: Kings Cross. London North Eastern Railway. Reinstatement of steelwork of portion of station roof

Kings Cross. London North Eastern Railway. Reinstatement of steelwork of portion of station roof cross section. 15 May 1946

Background imageStation Collection: Quick Lunch and Snack Bar at Paddington Station, 1936

Quick Lunch and Snack Bar at Paddington Station, 1936
An interior view of Paddington station showing a busy snack bar, which probably opened soon after the modernisation of the station in the 1930s

Background imageStation Collection: English poster for Hampstead Railway Non-Stop Services, 1910

English poster for Hampstead Railway Non-Stop Services, 1910
LONDON: UNDERGROUND, 1910. English poster for Hampstead Railway Non-Stop Services, 1910

Background imageStation Collection: Nailsea and Backwell Station, Somerset, c. 1900

Nailsea and Backwell Station, Somerset, c. 1900
A view of Nailsea and Backwell Station in Somerset, c.1900, showing one of the signal boxes and a locomotive pulling into the station

Background imageStation Collection: GWR Refreshment Department Platform Trolley, May 1937

GWR Refreshment Department Platform Trolley, May 1937
A GWR Refreshment Department platform trolley at Paddington station in London, May 1937. A woman is viewing the refreshments available from the trolley

Background imageStation Collection: Marylebone Station

Marylebone Station
June 1921: The interior of Marylebone station in London which belongs to the Great Central Railway. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageStation Collection: Station sign at Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgo-gerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (Llanfair-PG

Station sign at Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgo-gerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (Llanfair-PG.), Anglesey, North Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageStation Collection: Grand Central Station, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

Grand Central Station, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America, North America

Background imageStation Collection: Metro Station with train, Washington D. C. United States of America, North America

Metro Station with train, Washington D. C. United States of America, North America
Metro Station with train, Washington D.C. United States of America, North America

Background imageStation Collection: Box Station, 1885

Box Station, 1885
A view of Box station in 1885, showing a standard gauge locomotive stood on mixed gauge track. The West portal of Middle Hill Tunnel can be seen in the distance

Background imageStation Collection: Taxi Rank at Paddington Station, 1934

Taxi Rank at Paddington Station, 1934
This images shows the busy taxi rank at Paddington Station in 1934. Over 20 taxis are waiting along this stretch. By the 1930s most taxis were motor vehicles

Background imageStation Collection: Class 52 Western Diesel Locomotive at Paddington Station

Class 52 Western Diesel Locomotive at Paddington Station
A view of a Class 52 Western Diesel Locomotive at Paddington Station, c.1960s, showing passengers on platform. The Westerns were built in the early 1960s at Swindon and Crewe

Background imageStation Collection: Swindon Town Station, c. 1960

Swindon Town Station, c. 1960
This station was originally on the Midland and South Western Junction Railway and was situated in Swindons Old Town. Seen here with a BR Southern Region locomotive

Background imageStation Collection: Platform 1 at Paddington Station, 1929

Platform 1 at Paddington Station, 1929
A view of Platform 1 at Paddington Station, London, August 1929. This image shows crowds gathered on the platform with the glass roof above, and station clock and various advertisements on the left

Background imageStation Collection: Platform 1 at Paddington Station, 1904

Platform 1 at Paddington Station, 1904
This view of passengers boarding a train on Platform 1 was taken on the August Bank Holiday 1904. Teeming with people, passengers

Background imageStation Collection: England, London, St Pancras railway station on Euston Road, The Meeting Place statue by Paul Day

England, London, St Pancras railway station on Euston Road, The Meeting Place statue by Paul Day

Background imageStation Collection: UK, England, Dorset, Corfe Castle and station on the Swanage Railway

UK, England, Dorset, Corfe Castle and station on the Swanage Railway

Background imageStation Collection: A group scene from The Titfield Thunderbolt

A group scene from The Titfield Thunderbolt
taken on the platform of Mallingford station

Background imageStation Collection: Dartmouth and Paignton Railway, Kingswear Station, Dartmouth, Devon, England

Dartmouth and Paignton Railway, Kingswear Station, Dartmouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageStation Collection: Highbridge Station, Somerset, 1928

Highbridge Station, Somerset, 1928
A view of Highbridge station in Somerset, taken in 1928. The milk churns in this photograph are empty, having just been dropped off by a departed train

Background imageStation Collection: Birmingham Snow Hill Station, c. 1940s

Birmingham Snow Hill Station, c. 1940s
A view of Birmingham Snow Hill station, c.1940s, showing platform No.8 and a few passengers strolling along

Background imageStation Collection: A production still from The Railway Children (1970)

A production still from The Railway Children (1970)
The main characters in Lionel Jeffries The Railway Children (1970) on the platform of Oakworth station in Yorkshire

Background imageStation Collection: Kings Cross. Great Northern Railway. Renewal of roof over departure side. Not dated

Kings Cross. Great Northern Railway. Renewal of roof over departure side. Not dated

Background imageStation Collection: Cheltenham Spa St James turntable, 1933

Cheltenham Spa St James turntable, 1933
Duke Class locomotive, number 3261, sits on the turntable at Cheltenham St James station, Gloucestershire, 1933. The station was the end of the line so the turntable helped move the locomotives in

Background imageStation Collection: Moreton-in-Marsh Station, Gloucestershire, c. 1910

Moreton-in-Marsh Station, Gloucestershire, c. 1910
A view of Moreton-in-Marsh Station in Gloucestershire, c.1910, showing the station buildings and platforms. The station opened on the Cotswold Line in June 1853

Background imageStation Collection: Morpeth Station EPW019776

Morpeth Station EPW019776
The station, Morpeth, Northumberland. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in 1927

Background imageStation Collection: Retro Style Desert Scene with Old Gas Station and Saguaro Cactus

Retro Style Desert Scene with Old Gas Station and Saguaro Cactus on a sunny day

Background imageStation Collection: Pentonville Road

Pentonville Road, London, with St Pancras Station in the background. Original Artwork: Painting by John O Connor (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageStation Collection: Battersea Power Station Silhouette

Battersea Power Station Silhouette
25th January 1954: Battersea power station in London. With dimensions of 160m x 170m, the roof of the boiler house 50m tall, and its four 103m tall, tapering chimneys

Background imageStation Collection: Leominster Station, Herefordshire, 27th June 1950

Leominster Station, Herefordshire, 27th June 1950
A view of Leominster Station in Herefordshire, taken on 27th June 1950. The image shows the platforms, signals, footbridge and signal box

Background imageStation Collection: New Paddington Fire Station, West London

New Paddington Fire Station, West London

Background imageStation Collection: Calne Station, 1948

Calne Station, 1948
This photograph was taken in 1948 and shows 0-4-2 tank locomotive No. 1453 arriving from Chippenham at Calne Station in Wiltshire

Background imageStation Collection: Coronation Terrace, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1906

Coronation Terrace, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1906
A general view of the terrace from the road with billboard notices along the wall including some for the West Briton newspaper dated 1906. There is snow on the ground

Background imageStation Collection: The last broad gauge train leaving Paddington Station, 20th May 1892

The last broad gauge train leaving Paddington Station, 20th May 1892
A posed image of the last broad gauge train leaving Paddington station on 20th May 1892. The service is the 5pm to Plymouth, and the locomotive is Bulkeley (named after Captain Bulkeley)

Background imageStation Collection: Passenger Porter

Passenger Porter
26th October 1907: A porter at the ready at a London, Tilbury and Southend Railway station. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageStation Collection: Winchcombe Station and Footbridge, Gloucestershire, c. 1910

Winchcombe Station and Footbridge, Gloucestershire, c. 1910
A view of Winchcombe Station in Gloucestershire, c.1910, showing the footbridge and platforms. Winchcombe station opened in February 1905 and closed to passengers in March 1960

Background imageStation Collection: Winchcombe Station under construction, Gloucestershire, 1904

Winchcombe Station under construction, Gloucestershire, 1904
A view of Winchcombe Station under construction in Gloucestershire, 1904. Winchcombe station opened in February 1905 and closed to passengers in March 1960

Background imageStation Collection: Liverpool Street station, Great Eastern Railway. 1 June 1920

Liverpool Street station, Great Eastern Railway. 1 June 1920. Platform number 1

Background imageStation Collection: Penzance Station, Cornwall, c. 1940

Penzance Station, Cornwall, c. 1940
A view of Penzance station, Cornwall, c.1940, showing Castle Class locomotive No. 5024, Carew Castle, sitting at the platform with the town of Penzance visible in the background

Background imageStation Collection: Chetnole Halt, Dorset

Chetnole Halt, Dorset
A view of Chetnole railway station in Dorset. The halt was built in 1933 using a timber construction. This was replaced with concrete in the mid 20th century

Background imageStation Collection: Sudbury station goods yard, forming part of original terminal station, in right background

Sudbury station goods yard, forming part of original terminal station, in right background, passenger station on sharp curve beyond footbridge carrying public footpath over running lines

Background imageStation Collection: Chipping Campden Station, Cotswolds

Chipping Campden Station, Cotswolds
A view of Chipping Campden station looking towards Evesham, with Auto trailer No. 69 waiting to depart from the platform. Although the town of Chipping Campden has been known as such since the 13th

Background imageStation Collection: Kings Cross. Great Northern railway. London Goods Station 1866. 1866

Kings Cross. Great Northern railway. London Goods Station 1866. 1866

Background imageStation Collection: Shinkansen (Bullet) train arriving at Kokura station, Kyushu, Japan, Asia

Shinkansen (Bullet) train arriving at Kokura station, Kyushu, Japan, Asia

Background imageStation Collection: Wishford Station, c. 1920s

Wishford Station, c. 1920s
A view of Wishford Station near Salisbury in Wiltshire, c.1920s, showing the second platform that was built in 1901 when the line doubled




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"The Meeting Place: A Symbol of Connection at St. Pancras Station, London" As travelers rush through the bustling St. Pancras Station in London, their eyes are often drawn to a magnificent bronze sculpture known as "The Meeting Place. " Created by renowned artist Paul Day, this captivating artwork serves as a poignant reminder of the station's role as a meeting point for people from all walks of life. Meanwhile, across the Atlantic Ocean in Washington D. C. , the Metro Station stands as an emblem of urban mobility and efficiency. With trains whizzing by on gleaming tracks, this transportation hub represents the heartbeat of America's capital city. Delving into history, we find ourselves transported back to May 1937 when GWR Refreshment Department Platform Trolley served hungry passengers at train stations across Britain. This charming relic provides a glimpse into simpler times when delicious treats were wheeled right to your platform. Speaking of platforms, let us journey back further to 1929 and step onto Platform 1 at Paddington Station. Here, amidst Victorian architecture and bustling crowds, one can almost feel the excitement and anticipation that filled the air during those golden years. Moving forward in time but staying within London's railway network brings us to Kings Cross. Witnessing its steelwork being reinstated in 15 sections is a testament to both architectural resilience and human ingenuity – proof that even grand structures need care and attention throughout their lifetimes. Returning once again to Paddington Station but now in 1904 takes us back over a century ago when steam engines ruled supreme. The sight of Platform 1 adorned with these majestic locomotives evokes nostalgia for an era long gone yet forever cherished. Venturing beyond city limits leads us to Ivybridge Station and Viaduct nestled amidst Devon's picturesque landscapes circa 1890. This idyllic scene captures not only the beauty of nature but also highlights how railways brought connectivity even to remote corners of the world.