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About the building

Little remains of the original building beyond the facade we see today. The impressive columns remain and still sit on stones weighing 18 tons. To the right of the building there was the goods station and to the left the passenger station.

The station site covered 10 acres in all and there were six lines of railway. These lines were covered by a twin spanned wrought iron roof that was 217 feet (66 metres) long and 113 feet (34 metres) wide. The total weight of this structure was 326 tons.

The locomotive sheds were big enough to accommodate 16 engines with their tenders or 32 engines alone.

There were stables for 400 horses, warehouses for goods and a variety of administrative offices and suites for staff and company members.

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