Archive photograph of a steam train in Newcastle Central Station 1894
    • Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Archive photograph of a steam train passing through Central Station. Photographed by Henry Bedford Lemere in 1894.
      © Historic England Archive BL12764A.

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