What Railway Stations Of London Looked Like In The Early 1970s


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The railway system in Great Britain is the oldest in the world. The first locomotive-hauled public railway opened in 1825, which was followed by an era of rapid expansion. The UK has the 17th largest railway network in the world; despite many lines having closed in the 20th century it remains one of the densest rail networks.

These fascinating photos capture various famous railway stations of London in the early 1970s.

#1 Paddington Station 1976

 Paddington Station 1976

#2 Waterloo Railway Station, 1972

Waterloo Railway Station, 1972

#3 Green Park underground station, 1979

Green Park underground station, 1979

#4 WH Smith Newsagents, Waterloo Station, 1972

WH Smith Newsagents, Waterloo Station, 1972

#5 British Rail signs 1972

British Rail signs 1972

#6 St Pancras railway station, London 1972

St Pancras railway station, London 1972

#7 Windsor & Eton railway station c.1979

 Windsor & Eton railway station c.1979

#8 Victoria Station 1973

Victoria Station 1973

#9 Gatwick Airport railway station 1974

Gatwick Airport railway station 1974

#10 Swedish pop stars (from left), Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Agnetha Faltskog and Bjorn Ulvaeus of the Swedish pop group ABBA posing at Waterloo railway station, 10th April 1974

 Swedish pop stars (from left), Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Agnetha Faltskog and Bjorn Ulvaeus of the Swedish pop group ABBA posing at Waterloo railway station, 10th April 1974

#11 Class 33 diesel at London Waterloo station 1972Class 33 diesel at London Waterloo station 1972

#12 St Pancras Station, Euston Road, 1973

St Pancras Station, Euston Road, 1973

#13 St Pancras Station, Midland Road, 1973

St Pancras Station, Midland Road, 1973

#14 Windsor and Eton Railway Station 1979

Windsor and Eton Railway Station 1979

#15 St John’s Wood tube station 1977

St John’s Wood tube station 1977

#16 Charing Cross railway station, 1971

Charing Cross railway station, 1971

#17 Paddington Station, 1978

Paddington Station, 1978

#18 Victoria railway station 1974

Victoria railway station 1974

#19 Waterloo Station, 1971

Waterloo Station, 1971

#20 Approach to Waterloo Station, 1971

Approach to Waterloo Station, 1971

#21 Epsom Downs railway station 1969

Epsom Downs railway station 1969

#22 A British Rail buffet sign 1972

 A British Rail buffet sign 1972


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I am a Photographer, retoucher, writer and mother of beautiful daughter. I also colorize old photographs to give them new life.
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