Jacqueline Banerjee. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL.], George Road, Windsor. 1897. Photograph, caption, and commentary by
Unlike the nearby Windsor and Eton Riverside Station, which was operated by the London and South-West Railway company, the Central Station was opened by the Great Western Railway. It was "originally built in 1850, and entirely rebuilt and remodelled with a new royal waiting room in 1897. This station was the scene of an attempt on the life of Queen Victoria in 1882" (Ditchfield and Page). It has now been largely converted into a shopping and refreshment complex, though there is still a local service from short platforms at the far end. On display in the station is a replica of the engine once used to drive the Queen's train.
- Station entrance
- The old main booking office
- Beside the present (truncated) platforms
- "The Queen" — replica of the engine which used to pull the Queen's train
- Another view of "The Queen"
Ditchfield, P. H. and William Page, eds. The Royal Borough of Windsor: Introduction." A History of the County of Berkshire, Vol. 3 (1923). Viewed 31 July 2008.
Last modified 31 July 2008