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Events and images from 1899

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Key Events from 1899

From the railway archiveOn the 9th March, amidst great ceremony at the newly erected Marylebone Station in London, the Great Central Railway London Extension is officially opened. This opening took the form of a special train for the Directors only, followed by a lavish meal at the station where the main concourse and platform area was turned into a dining area for the occasion. Colourful flags and banners were draped from the roof and many of the diners actually ate in their top hats. A series of presentations followed, and then the Rt. Hon C. T. Ritchie pulled a simple silver lever on the platform which admitted steam to an awaiting locomotive's cylinders - and the train left to the sound of cheers and celebration.
From the railway archivePublic passenger services on the London Extension begin on 15th March. In spite of heavy publicity, the first three trains only carried four, fourteen and thirty-four passengers respectively.

There are 46 records from 1899

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L1152
Three Arch Brick Bridge
Three Arch Brick Bridge
L1184
Railway Tracks
Railway Tracks
L1210
Girder bridge over Bath Lane in Leicester
Girder bridge over Bath Lane in Leicester
L1327
Girder overbridge in Leicestershire
Girder overbridge in Leicestershire
L1333
Portrait of Mr. Coulson - Woodford Station Master
Portrait of Mr. Coulson - Woodford Station Master
L1334
Unknown railwayman at Woodford & Hinton
Unknown railwayman at Woodford & Hinton
L1335
Woodford Station Master's house.
Woodford Station Master's house.
L1336
Departmental vans near Leicester Shed
Departmental vans near Leicester Shed
L1337
Leicester Central shed under construction
Leicester Central shed under construction
L1481
Railway station at Rugby, Warwickshire
Railway station at Rugby, Warwickshire
L1496
Girder bridge crossing the Midland Railway at Loughborough, Leicestershire.
Girder bridge crossing the Midland Railway at Loughborough, Leicestershire.
L1564
Brick arch overbridge, Culworth, Northamptonshire
Brick arch overbridge, Culworth, Northamptonshire
L1592
The entrance to the Roman mosaic chamber, Great Central Station, Leicester
The entrance to the Roman mosaic chamber, Great Central Station, Leicester
L1654
Rugby's Great Central Station, Warwickshire
Rugby's Great Central Station, Warwickshire
L1663
Steam excavator and locomotive
Steam excavator and locomotive
L1679
Construction of Leicester Central Station
Construction of Leicester Central Station