Interior of the Great Western Railway Station, Bristol.Extreme Width 110 ft. width between Columns 72 ft. Length 430 ft. Height of Columns 18 ft. 9 in. _ Extreme Height 35 ft. 9 in.
Published by George Davey, 1 Broad Street, Bristol. [n.d., c.1840].
Lithograph. Sheet: 275 x 390mm (10¾ x 15½").
An interior view of the Great Western railway station at Temple Meads, the first Bristol terminus of the Great Western Railway, a British railway company that linked London with the south west and west of England, and Wales. The railway originated from the desire of Bristol merchants to maintain their city as the second port of the country and the cheif one for American trade. The company was founded at a public meeting in Bristol in 1833, where Isambard Kingdom Brunel was appointed engineer, his largest contract by far to date. The coat-of-arms of the Great Western Railway, incorporating the shields of the cities of London (left) and Bristol (right) is below the image.
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