A Great Northern Railway 2-4-0 locomotive number 543 at York station, about 1880. The Great Northern Railway opened in 1852, and ran between King's Cross station in London, and Doncaster. It was soon extended north to York and Newcastle, and also served stations in Nottingham and Lincolnshire. York station was rebuilt as a through station in the 1870s as the existing building had been too small, and many accidents had occurred. The station was designed by G T Andrews.
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