Saturday, 3 March 2012
Another York photo, but this one's just for fun. It's the roof of York's main rail station: a wonderful soaring, sweeping glass and iron structure, made all the more interesting by being curved to follow the tracks. The station was opened in 1877 and had 13 platforms at that time, making it then the largest station in the world. It was designed by the architects of the North Eastern Railway, Thomas Prosser and William Peachey.
York is still an important rail junction, being about half-way up on the London-Edinburgh main line and joined by cross-country and trans-Pennine routes too. (Probably why the National Railway Museum has its home in the city.) I pass through it quite often and rather like the ambience of the station.
A postscript - relevant to the WV debate - here's a comment that the Blogger spam filter siphoned off for me today: 'On speaking terms the homely correct hair spark, the arable land and combustor farmers are embowed at thrusters, headed for a level.' Where do they find them?!