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Bath Spa
Brunel chose to build his station for the Georgian city of Bath in the somewhat alien neo-Tudor style. But the curving fašade of the station does mimic Bath's elegant eighteenth-century crescents. Like Bristol Temple Meads there was a hammerbeam roof, but in Bath this was paneled in. Note the Brunel "Posting Carriage" standing at the left-hand platform, apparently painted in a two-tone livery of perhaps brown and gray; note also the passenger luggage waggon in the foreground at the right-hand platform.
Bourne's lithograph of Bath Spa station. The splendid Brunel overall roof was removed in 1897, but the station buildings are happily preserved
The elegant neo-Tudor exterior of Bath Spa station in an official GWR view from the end of the nineteenth century. The station buildings form a graceful curve.
The age of electricity meets the age of steam. Dean Convertible 2-4-0 No. 14 on a Bristol express at Bath Spa. Note the chimney of the Bath electricity generating station in the background
Brunel's original drawing for the central block of Bath Station. Image courtesy Brunel 200
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