Trainshed, St. Pancras

Designer: William Henry Barlow

Builders: Butterley Company


"The arch of the glass-and-iron train shed spans 240 feet and is over 100 feet high at its apex. This superb construction was an outstanding feat of Victorian engineering. When it was completed the massive roof, designed by William Henry Barlow, was the largest in the world. The roof is supported at ground-floor level by 690 cast-iron columns. This level was designed as a huge storage area for beer transported from Burton-on-Trent" [""].

Compare the paint scheme in 2007

Photograph 2000 and text by George P. Landow

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