|Wellingborough Station Victorian Goods Shed on Platform 1|
Amid the stark modernity that is becoming more glaringly obvious on Britain's railway stations today, it is somewhat heart-warming to see that not everything has completely vanished from an age that has past into history.And the former goods shed adjacent to platform one at Wellingborough station, on the former Midland Railway, is one such example.
|Wellingborough Station Goods Shed from Platform 1|
|Wellingborough Goods Shed Interior Showing Platform and Crane|
- The station was built by the Midland Railway in 1857. It was known then as Wellingborough Midland Road.
- The station and buildings were designed by C.H.Driver.
- Wellingborough station once had a large locomotive depot with two roundhouses.
- On the 2nd September 1898, the station was the scene of a serious rail accident when a luggage trolley ran off a platform into the path of a Manchester express train. The crew and six passengers were killed and 65 people were injured.
- The once-busy station originally had five platforms but only two now remain open to passengers.
- In 2005 Wellingborough station was featured in the film 'Kinky Boots', but renamed temporarily as Northampton.