Photographs of the Works in Progress of the Midland Railway

Made:
1860-1868
St Pancras station, view from the roof towards the platforms, 1868 Kentish Town station, 1867 Rail testing machine at Kentish town, 1867 Construction on the North London Railway, 1867 Belsize Tunnel, 1867 Belsize railway tunnel, 1867 Bricklayers at work in a railway cutting, 1865 Navvies at work, 1865 Construction of the Kentish Town road bridge, 1865 Construction of Kentish Town road bridge, 1865 Shaft at Belsize Tunnel, 1865 Entrance to Belsize railway tunnel, about 1866. Winding engine used in railway construction, 1865 Shaft at Belsize Tunnel, about 1865 Shaft at Belsize Tunnel, about 1865 Winding gear at Belsize Tunnel, about 1865 Shaft at Belsize railway tunnel, about 1865 Railway contractor's staff, about 1867 Bridge at St Pancras burial ground, 1867 "Works crossing the Old St Pancras burial ground", 1867 Construction of St Pancras railway station, 1867 St Pancras cellars, 1867 St Pancras cellars, 1867 Metropolitan Railway, about 1867 Construction on the Metropolitan Railway, about 1867 Bridge over Old St Pancras road, about 1867 Site of St Pancras station, about 1867 Construction of St Pancras station, about 1867 Construction of St Pancras station, about 1867 Construction of St Pancras station, about 1867. Construction of St Pancras station, about 1867 Construction of St Pancras station, about 1867 Construction of St Pancras station, about 1867. Construction of St Pancras station, about 1867. St Pancras station construction, about 1867 Construction of St Pancras station, about 1867. Construction of St Pancras station, 1868 St Pancras station, 1868 St Pancras station, 1868 Construction of St Pancras station, 1868 View of St Pancras station from Euston road, 1868 Construction of a railway bridge, Derbyshire, about 1862 Construction of a railway bridge, Derbyshire, about 1862 Railway bridge, Derbyshire, about 1862 River in Derbyshire, about 1861 Construction of Monsal Dale Viaduct, about 1862 Construction of Monsal Dale Viaduct, about 1862 Construction of Monsal Dale Viaduct, about 1862 The River Wye, Derbyshire, about 1862 Construction of Monsal Dale Viaduct, about 1862 Monsal Dale Viaduct, about 1864 Monsal Dale Viaduct, about 1864 Monsal Dale Viaduct, about 1864 Monsal Dale Viaduct, about 1864 Monsal Dale Viaduct, about 1864 Viaduct at Blackwell Mill Junction, about 1862 The Little Tunnel, Great Rocks Dale, about 1862 Peep O' Day Bridge, Peak Forest Station, about 1862 Tunnel shaft in Derbyshire, about 1862 Tunnel shaft in Derbyshire, about 1862 Dove Holes Tunnel, Pit Bank, Shaft No 5, about 1862 The Big Cutting, south entrance to Dove Holes tunnel, about 1861 Dove Holes Tunnel, Pit Bank, Shaft No 6, about 1862 The Big Cutting, North Entrance to Dove Holes tunnel, about 1861 Tunnel at Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire, about 1862 Tunnel at Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire, about 1862 New Mills Viaduct, about 1864 Bugsworth Viaduct, about 1862 St Pancras Station, about 1868 St Pancras Station Construction of Midland Railway extension to London St Pancras, 1867-1868 Construction of Midland Railway extension to London St Pancras, 1867-1868 St Pancras construction album 1. 325/82 . Kentish Town construction . St Pancras construction album 1. 312/82, Mortar mill, 29th August 1865 St Pancras construction album 1. 104/98, St Pancras cellars and gasholders St Pancras construction album 1. 337/82, Fleet sewer St Pancras construction album 2. 1094/80, general view of station ground St Pancras construction album 2. 1095/80, general view of station ground with wagons St Pancras construction album 2. 1089/80, general view showing the construction of the train shed St Pancras construction album 2. 1100/80, general view showing the construction of the train shed St Pancras construction album 2. 1106/80, interior of the train shed under construction

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St Pancras station, view from the roof towards the platforms, 1868
Science Museum Group Collection
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Kentish Town station, 1867
Science Museum Group Collection
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Rail testing machine at Kentish town, 1867
Science Museum Group Collection
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Construction on the North London Railway, 1867
Science Museum Group Collection
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Belsize Tunnel, 1867
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Belsize railway tunnel, 1867
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Bricklayers at work in a railway cutting, 1865
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Navvies at work, 1865
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Construction of the Kentish Town road bridge, 1865
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Construction of Kentish Town road bridge, 1865
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Shaft at Belsize Tunnel, 1865
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Entrance to Belsize railway tunnel, about 1866.
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Winding engine used in railway construction, 1865
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Shaft at Belsize Tunnel, about 1865
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Shaft at Belsize Tunnel, about 1865
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Winding gear at Belsize Tunnel, about 1865
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Shaft at Belsize railway tunnel, about 1865
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Railway contractor's staff, about 1867
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Bridge at St Pancras burial ground, 1867
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"Works crossing the Old St Pancras burial ground", 1867
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Construction of St Pancras railway station, 1867
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St Pancras cellars, 1867
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St Pancras cellars, 1867
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Metropolitan Railway, about 1867
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Construction on the Metropolitan Railway, about 1867
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Bridge over Old St Pancras road, about 1867
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Site of St Pancras station, about 1867
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Construction of St Pancras station, about 1867
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Construction of St Pancras station, about 1867
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Construction of St Pancras station, about 1867.
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Construction of St Pancras station, about 1867
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Construction of St Pancras station, about 1867
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Construction of St Pancras station, about 1867.
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Construction of St Pancras station, about 1867.
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St Pancras station construction, about 1867
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Construction of St Pancras station, about 1867.
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Construction of St Pancras station, 1868
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St Pancras station, 1868
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St Pancras station, 1868
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Construction of St Pancras station, 1868
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View of St Pancras station from Euston road, 1868
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Construction of a railway bridge, Derbyshire, about 1862
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Construction of a railway bridge, Derbyshire, about 1862
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Railway bridge, Derbyshire, about 1862
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River in Derbyshire, about 1861
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Construction of Monsal Dale Viaduct, about 1862
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Construction of Monsal Dale Viaduct, about 1862
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Construction of Monsal Dale Viaduct, about 1862
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The River Wye, Derbyshire, about 1862
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Construction of Monsal Dale Viaduct, about 1862
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Monsal Dale Viaduct, about 1864
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Monsal Dale Viaduct, about 1864
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Monsal Dale Viaduct, about 1864
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Monsal Dale Viaduct, about 1864
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Monsal Dale Viaduct, about 1864
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Viaduct at Blackwell Mill Junction, about 1862
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The Little Tunnel, Great Rocks Dale, about 1862
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Peep O' Day Bridge, Peak Forest Station, about 1862
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Tunnel shaft in Derbyshire, about 1862
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Tunnel shaft in Derbyshire, about 1862
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Dove Holes Tunnel, Pit Bank, Shaft No 5, about 1862
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The Big Cutting, south entrance to Dove Holes tunnel, about 1861
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Dove Holes Tunnel, Pit Bank, Shaft No 6, about 1862
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The Big Cutting, North Entrance to Dove Holes tunnel, about 1861
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Tunnel at Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire, about 1862
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Tunnel at Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire, about 1862
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New Mills Viaduct, about 1864
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Bugsworth Viaduct, about 1862
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St Pancras Station, about 1868

St Pancras Station

Construction of Midland Railway extension to London St Pancras, 1867-1868
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Construction of Midland Railway extension to London St Pancras, 1867-1868
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St Pancras construction album 1. 325/82 . Kentish Town construction .
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St Pancras construction album 1. 312/82, Mortar mill, 29th August 1865
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National Railway Museum, York

St Pancras construction album 1. 104/98, St Pancras cellars and gasholders
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National Railway Museum, York

St Pancras construction album 1. 337/82, Fleet sewer
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St Pancras construction album 2. 1094/80, general view of station ground
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National Railway Museum, York

St Pancras construction album 2. 1095/80, general view of station ground with wagons
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St Pancras construction album 2. 1089/80, general view showing the construction of the train shed
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St Pancras construction album 2. 1100/80, general view showing the construction of the train shed
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National Railway Museum, York

St Pancras construction album 2. 1106/80, interior of the train shed under construction
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National Railway Museum, York

A collection of approximately 101 albumen print photographs mounted in 3 albums commissioned by the Midland Railway. Consists of one brown hardback cover entitled "Photographs of the Works in Progress of the Midland Railway - Rowsley to New Mills, 1860-1865", and two red hardback covers entitled "Photographs of the Works in Progress of the Midland Railway - Extension to London", featuring the construction of St Pancras Station, 1867-1868. Photographs of St Pancras are primarily the work of J B Pyne of Haverstock Hill and J Ward of Euston Road, London.

These three photographic albums were created by the Midland Railway to illustrate major construction projects the company undertook in the 1860s.

One album features the building of railway lines between Rowsley and New Mills in the Derbyshire Peak District from 1860 to 1865. The line was constructed across steep hills and valleys, through eight tunnels and over two viaducts at Millers Dale and Monsal Dale. The line initially ran to Buxton and was then extended to a junction at New Mills and into Manchester at London Road station. The album contains 36 albumen photographic prints showing navvies (railway construction workers) building cuttings, embankments, bridges and viaducts. There are also extracts from the Illustrated News and local newspapers.

Two albums record the construction of the Midland Railway’s London extension into St Pancras.

There are 69 albumen photographic prints showing demolition, the building of cuttings, bridges, tunnels, the line crossing St Pancras cemetery and the erection of the magnificent vaulted station roof designed by William Henry Barlow. There are also group photographs, and scenes showing navvies and industrial locomotives at work. The album also includes contemporary cuttings from the 'Illustrated Times', featuring engravings based on some of the photographs.

Most of the St Pancras photographs were taken by two local photographers, J B Pyne of Haverstock Hill and J Ward of Euston Road.

Albumen prints used egg white to bind photographic chemicals to a paper base. The photographs in these three albums were printed from glass plate negatives.

Details

Category:
Photographic Collections (Railway)
Object Number:
1998-8759
Measurements:
overall (smallest): 120.6 mm x 165.1 mm
overall (largest): 203.2 mm x 304.8 mm
type:
photographs
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication