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Station street names


Station street names, originally uploaded by fred pipes.

Noticed on Sunday after my Clarion bike ride that the new roads around the Brighton station site had been given names. I was delighted to see that the one nearest the station was named after William Stroudley, designer and locomotive superintendent of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway known best for his 'Improved Engine Green' gamboge livery, as seen on Stepney at the Bluebell Railway. Billington I'm not sure of - it could be Lawson Billington, another LB&SCR Superintendent whose designs included E2 0-6-0T and K class 2-6-0 or more probably his father Robert John Billinton, Stroudley's assistant. Fleet Street is a nice touch - there was once a Fleet Street just one up from Belmont Street, the continuation of New England Street that is no more. More pix on Flickr.

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