Brunel's Bristol: From Station to Ship

Bristol is not only home to ss Great Britain but also a few other masterpieces by the great man himself Isambard Kingdom Brunel including Clifton Suspension Bridge and Temple Meads Station. http://www.ssgreatbritain.org/whats-on/brunels-bristol-walking-tours
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When it opened in 1840, Brunel's train shed at his Temple Meads terminus set a pattern for city stations. In 1964, a year before it dosed. mailbags await attention and a child is shown the pleasures of steam.

When it opened in Brunel's train shed at his Temple Meads terminus set a pattern for city stations. mailbags await attention and a child is shown the pleasures of

Bristol Temple Meads Station, 31 Aug 1840  At the time it was opened, Bristol Temple Meads - the western terminus of the Great Western Railway - was the largest single-span building ever constructed.

Top 10: Isambard Kingdom Brunel's great surviving structures

Bristol Temple Meads Station, 31 Aug 1840 At the time it was opened, Bristol Temple Meads - the western terminus of the Great Western Railway - was the largest single-span building ever constructed.

SEO Company Bristol loves Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station (BRI) in Bristol, Bristol. http://seo-company-bristol.com

Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station (BRI) in Bristol, Bristol

Bristol Harbor Ferry, England

Bristol Harbor Ferry, England

Temple Meads, Bristol, before the bombing in WW2 destroyed the top of the tower. The Brunel station was on the left, the Bristol & Exeter on the right.

Temple Meads, Bristol, before the bombing in destroyed the top of the tower. The Brunel station was on the left, the Bristol & Exeter on the right.

A quiet interlude at Bristol Temple Meads Old Station.  Brunel's original structure is beautifully illuminated.

A quiet interlude at Bristol Temple Meads Old Station. Brunel's original structure is beautifully illuminated.

The original Brunel Bristol GWR station, with the Company headquarters facing the street at the left.

We are in the process of updating the documentation of the British Empire & Commonwealth (BECM) collection so it can be added to our online catalogue.

HISTORIC images of the original architectural drawings by Isambard Kingdom Brunel have been captured for the first time on a new Network Rail virtual archive.

HISTORIC images of the original architectural drawings by Isambard Kingdom Brunel have been captured for the first time on a new Network Rail virtual archive.

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Temple Meads, Bristol, the original Brunel terminus closed in at least BR did not demolish it as they did with so many others

https://flic.kr/p/v63kG8 | Urban Landscape | Bristol's Valentines Bridge near to the famous old station of Temple Meads.

Bristol's Valentines Bridge near to the famous old station of Temple Meads.

Ferry Bristol

Ferry Bristol

18 things you probably didn’t know about Bristol Temple Meads - See more at: http://www.bristol-culture.com/2014/08/08/18-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-bristol-temple-meads/#sthash.mJV81ucK.dpuf

18 things you probably didn’t know about Bristol Temple Meads - See more at: http://www.bristol-culture.com/2014/08/08/18-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-bristol-temple-meads/#sthash.mJV81ucK.dpuf

Engraving of interior of Brunel's train-shed from c1843, by John Cooke Bourne

‘Bristol Station’, 1846 Lithograph drawn and lithographed by John Cooke Bourne showing an interior view of Bristol station on the Great Western Railway (GWR). Printed by C F Cheffins

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