Station Name: DURHAM
Still open but included for completeness
The up side frontage of Durham station, looking north in May 1951. From its opening in 1847 until 1871-2 when the facilities were enlarged to befit its role as an East Coast main line station, there was a single platform beyond the building in the foreground to handle both the up and down trains between Sunderland and Bishop Auckland, with two tracks beneath a forty-foot span trainshed; this single-sided layout might have caused problems for train operation but removed the need to duplicate passenger facilities on a second platform. The more distant building with double pitched roof, where a refreshment room was located, and the lower intermediate section which provided a ramped
entrance were added in 1871-2.
Copyright photo from John Alsop collection
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