The Cat’s Whiskers (Huddersfield Railway Station, West Yorkshire, UK)

Never have guessed

The Beauty of Transport

This is a good game: get a group of railway enthusiasts together and ask them to name all the Grade I listed English mainline railway stations (Wales and Scotland have their own listing regimes). There are only six, though you can win some bonus points with a couple more.

The big London termini of St Pancras (read about it on The Beauty of Transporthere), King’s Cross and Paddington are fairly easy to guess, so that’s three. Bristol Temple Meads usually comes up after a bit of head scratching, though part of the reason for its listing is because of the intactness of the original Brunel-designed terminus at the station, which is no longer used by trains. I’d thought there was a plan to re-use it for the new electric services from London, but this seems to have fallen by the wayside, along with the electrification itself. That makes…

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