Carlisle Station, Cumbria, mid 19th century.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Wash drawing showing an exterior view of Carlisle railway station. Carlisle Station was built in 1847 to the design of the architect Sir William Tite, who had previously designed the Bank of England and Royal Exchange in London. Carlisle became one of the most important railway junctions in the country, with seven companies operating eight routes all using the station at one point.