Coloured aquatint, engraved by J Harris after a drawing by Thomas Talbot Bury (1811-1877), showing a view of the interior of the station at Euston Square, London, on the London & Birmingham Railway (LBR). Pasengers are seen waiting on platforms, while on the other side of the tracks is a steam locomotive hauling a train full of pasengers. In 1833, Robert Stephenson (1803-1859) was appointed chief engineer of the LBR, the first railway into London. Running between Curzon Street Station, Birmingham, and Euston Station, London, the 112 mile long line took 20,000 men nearly five years to build, at a cost of five and a half million pounds. Its London terminus was changed to Euston from the original choice of Camden.
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