Hyde Park Now-St Pancras at 150

St Pancras at 150

Today its 150 years since St. Pancras station opened its doors. These pictures range from the construction of the station right to the present as well as the hotel and other aspects and there is a good variety of pictures to be seen. On the first of October 2018, the station will be holding its own celebrations including a beer festival and a talk/dinner at London’s Guildhall. The following pictures are all embedded from Twitter and show the station at various points over the past century and half.

Hyde Park Now-St Pancras at 150

1865 design for a different hotel by Owen Jones to complement the Barlow train shed. Source: Twitter

Hyde Park Now-St Pancras at 150

The architectural plans for George Gilbert Scott’s famous hotel 1866. Source: Twitter

Hyde Park Now-St Pancras at 150

The station under construction c1867. Source: Twitter

Hyde Park Now-St Pancras at 150

Under construction in 1867. Source: Twitter

Hyde Park Now-St Pancras at 150

Construction during 1867. Source: Twitter

Hyde Park Now-St Pancras at 150

The Barlow shed. Spring 1868. Source: Twitter

Hyde Park Now-St Pancras at 150

The west side of the station platforms under construction 1868. Source: Twitter

Hyde Park Now-St Pancras at 150

Rare view from Barlow Roof of the station under construction during 1868. Source: Twitter

Hyde Park Now-St Pancras at 150

View of the partially completed station in 1868 from what is now Midland Road. Source: Twitter

Hyde Park Now-St Pancras at 150

View of the partially completed station in 1868 as seen from Euston Road. Source: Twitter

Hyde Park Now-St Pancras at 150

Notice of opening Leeds Times September 1968. Source: Twitter

Hyde Park Now-St Pancras at 150

St. Pancras probably 1870s. Pic depicts a horse tram – a novelty at the time. Source: Twitter There were proposals for trams here however see Google Books

Hyde Park Now-St Pancras at 150

St. Pancras probably 1880s. Source: Twitter

Hyde Park Now-St Pancras at 150

Plan of St. Pancras station and Somerstown Goods depot 1892. Source. Twitter

Hyde Park Now-St Pancras at 150

French actress Sarah Bernhardt and her entourage. St. Pancras 1894. Source: Twitter

Hyde Park Now-St Pancras at 150

A foggy St. Pancras, 1907. Source: Twitter

Hyde Park Now-St Pancras at 150

The famous London Tilbury & Southend Railway loco Thundersley. Decorated for the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary June 1911. Source: Twitter

Hyde Park Now-St Pancras at 150

Somers Town Goods Depot in 1927. The British Library now stands here. Source: Twitter

Hyde Park Now-St Pancras at 150

St Pancras Signals 1930 by East End artist E H Hawthorne. Source: Twitter

Hyde Park Now-St Pancras at 150

Vermin control experts in St Pancras Goods Yard with their dogs and some rats that have been caught. 1953. Source: Twitter

Hyde Park Now-St Pancras at 150

The first ever DMU to St. Pancras. Some queried whether the leading coach was a WR Class 121 single car dmu, others insisted it was a 127. Source: Twitter

Tim Lidbetter (see comments) explains that the Class 127s and the Class 121s do look very similar.

Hyde Park Now-St Pancras at 150

The famous Midland Pullman to Manchester (via the old route through Matlock) seen on poster at Euston ghost tube station. Source: Twitter

Hyde Park Now-St Pancras at 150

St. Pancras 1971. Source: Twitter

Hyde Park Now-St Pancras at 150

St. Pancras 1973. Source: Twitter

Hyde Park Now-St Pancras at 150

Power car 43057 at the front of the the 1600 Nottingham train 30 March 1988. Source: Twitter

Hyde Park Now-St Pancras at 150

Midlands HST at the station in 2003. Source: Twitter

Hyde Park Now-St Pancras at 150

45112 on last loco hauled train to St Pancras 8 April 2004. Source: Twitter

Hyde Park Now-St Pancras at 150

45112 on last loco hauled train from St Pancras 8 April 2004. Source: Twitter

Hyde Park Now-St Pancras at 150

HST line up 2004. Source: Twitter

Hyde Park Now-St Pancras at 150

Class 170 on a Midland service. Probably 2005-06. Source: Twitter

Hyde Park Now-St Pancras at 150

Deutsche Bundesbahn’s ICE 3 at St. Pancras 19th October 2010. Source: Twitter

Hyde Park Now-St Pancras at 150

Rear of the ICE 3 at St. Pancras 19th October 2010. Source: Twitter

Hyde Park Now-St Pancras at 150

The visit of a Post Restante TGV in 2012. Source: Twitter

Continued in Part Two.


One response to “St Pancras at 150”

  1. That DMU could be a WR Single car as some have apparently suggested, but it is more likely to be one of Cricklewood’s Class 127s (or 115s) which worked the Midland Main Line local services throughout the diesel era. They do look very similar