Entrance to Euston Station, London, c 1840s.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Watercolour showing Euston Arch and flanking buildings with figures and horse-drawn carriages in the foreground. Railway architecture symbolised 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 (1781-1848). The arch was demolished in 1962.