Chronicling the development of my Cambrian and Narrow Gauge 4mm scale model railway

No apology


If you read my blog on the Internet, you’ll know the banner picture of my website is the western concourse of King’s Cross. I make no apology in saying I LOVE it. I e talked about it before and I’ll probably do so again. 

After seeing the dismal disasters of 1960s office blocks being shoved in front of brilliant nineteenth century architecture (think old King’s Cross or Hull Paragon- see pics below in case you’ve forgotten) it is great to see things being done to rectify it. 

King’s Cross is a fantastic example. A new bigger concourse was needed. The result was architecturally, and engineeringly, awe inspiring. I love what the original engineers achieved in their cathedrals – Paddington, St Pancras, Bristol Temple Meads to name but a few but even they would have thought twice at the roof design of the western concourse. 

And or course in doing such a good job, they have preserved the architecture of the past while adapting the station for the passenger of the future. 

And it is magnificent. 

Sitting* in this environment waiting for my train home is no chore. 

*sitting was impossible in the old concourse as there were about 2 benches to go round everyone. 


Author: Chris H

Having now officially reached middle age, I am a rolling stock engineer and have worked in many different locations including a 7 year spell in Sydney, Australia, where I arrived with a suitcase and left with a wife and a son. I am now based back in my home county of Yorkshire where I juggle full time work, being a Dad to two rascally mini-mes, and trying to fit in railway modelling, assisting the GWR 1014 County of Glamorgan project, and visits to the top left hand corner of Wales. In addition to my heavily railway themed life, I am interested in rugby, cricket, reading crime novels, falconry, and medieval re-enactments.

2 thoughts on “No apology

  1. Similar is about to happen with Glasgow Queen Street, with some of the modern additions being removed.

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