Crossrail: "Railways at Paddington - a photographic timeline"

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"Crossrail has been working in association with the National Railway Museum in York to improve the appearance of our Paddington station worksite.

The initiative, part of Crossrail’s wider programme of community investment, is designed to take visitors to Paddington on a journey through the history of railways at Paddington, helping promote local culture and heritage.

Images provided by the National Railway Museum in York are on display around the Crossrail site at Paddington, and showcase the rich history of the railways at one of London’s best loved stations.

The selection of photographs and lithographs date from the coming of Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s Great Western Railway in 1846, to present day developments being delivered by Crossrail, Network Rail and London Underground.

Copies of the images can be requested from the Science & Society Picture Library.

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