Entrance to Euston Station, London, c 1840s.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Watercolour showing Euston Arch and flanking buildings with figures in the foreground. Railway architecture symbolished the pride felt by railway directors in their enormous achievements. Philip Hardwick (1792-1870) designed the famous Euston Doric Arch in 1836 for the London & Birmingham Railway whose route had been selected by George Stephenson. The arch was demolished in 1962.