The King's Cross Story: 200 Years of History in the Railway Lands (History Press)

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From the days of the Great Northern Railway to the present time, the author traces the history of the King’s Cross Railway Lands - an area comprising King’s Cross terminus and its environs. He covers in depth why the station came to be where it is, what was there before it and the impact the railways had on the growth of London.

During the age of steam, the Great Northern Railway’s territory at King’s Cross consisted not just of passenger stations, goods depots, locomotive sheds and coal yards, but stables, potato markets and other infrastructure – therefore its operations and activities attracted industry and commerce to the neighbourhood.

The author explores how the industrial landscape declined with the demise of steam and follows the evolution of its historical features though the revitalisation of the area, right up to the current day when the area is so popular with developers. Well illustrated with colour and black & white photographs, plans and sketches. 216 pages. Published 2018.

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