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Waiting on the platform

Published on September 10th, 2018

Shunning today's hectic, bustling commuter scenes in favour of nostalgic archive photos of quiet train station platforms of the early part of last century.

Porters and conductors await another arrival of passengers at York Railway Station.

Photo: York, The Railway Station 1909.

A solitary passenger waits for his train perhaps into London whilst children watch from the footbridge.

Photo: Andover, The Railway Station 1900.

Smart, formal Edwardian fashion is seen here on the platform of Romford station in 1908.

Photo: Romford, The Railway Station 1908.

Station staff at Heywood station near Manchester c1910. Note the "Gentlemen's Room" along the platform.

Photo: Heywood, The Station Platform c.1910.

A train arrives at Saltaire station, in the shadow of the impressive Salts Mill building.

Photo: Saltaire, The Railway Station 1909.

Railway staff pose for the Frith photographer, taking a short break from their work at Oxford station.

Photo: Oxford, The Railway Station 1914.

Great Western Railway staff board a train at Swindon in 1843 for their much anticipated annual holiday.

Photo: Swindon, G.W.R. Works Trip Train c.1913.

Smiles aplenty on the faces of holidaymakers looking forward to spending time enjoying the Norfolk coast.

Photo: Caister-on-Sea, The "Camp Special" Arrives, Holiday Camp c.1955.

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