Category: Railway

Royal carriage 1843

Queen Victoria’s railway carriage of 1843

The carriage constructed for her Majesty’s use, by the directors of the London and Birmingham Railway Company

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Arrival of Queen Victoria at All Saints church, Northampton

“A right Royal visit” Queen Victoria’s visit to Northampton

12 November 1844 was set to be a great day for Northampton. A chance to welcome Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. to the town. However, two tragedies would occur. It was a visit of convenience for the royal couple, who were passing through the town en route to Burghley House the residence of Marquess of […]

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Northampton in 1899 showing the location of the original terminus of the railway in Northampton

Northampton’s forgotten railway

Most railway enthusiasts in Northampton will be well aware that the first railway station in Northampton was on the Blisworth to Peterborough extension of the London and Birmingham railway. The town’s first passenger station was located in Bridge Street and opened in 1845. However, this was not the first railway in the town. At the […]

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Duston and St James tramways

Duston and St James tramways

Old maps reveal a lot about our town. The landscape of St James and Duston has changed unrecognisably in the last 100 years. Looking at an OS map surveyed in 1883 shows an extensive standard gauge railway over a larger part of this area linking various industrial facilities together. My journey started from Stenson Street, […]

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