The Brighton Terminus of the London & Brighton Railway, c 1845.
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Engraving by Frederick William Woledge. Brighton Railway Station, designed by David Mocatta (1806-1882), was constructed between October 1840 and September 1841, and formed the London & Brighton Railway's Brighton terminus. The engineer John Rennie (1761-1821) decided that the station should be built high on the western slope of the valley, through which the road from London entered the town.