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Trains and Stations
Trains and Stations

King's Cross and St Pancras linked London to the north and Scotland, bringing prosperity. The pictures are starting points for discovery. Use the question or instruction for each picture to help get you started.

Building King's Cross Station


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Building King's Cross Station, 1862

The iron framework of the arched roof is in place. Underneath the roof is wooden scaffolding. The workmen would be able to climb up the scaffolding and work on different parts of the roof. On the left the first rail tracks are being laid.

Look closely at the iron girders. What do you notice?