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In England, the new Cannon Street Station is opened as the London terminus for the South Eastern Railway.

Cannon Street Railway Station, London, December 1866, artist's impression.

In London, the South Eastern Railway Company opened its brand-new Cannon Street Station as its terminus in London.  The platforms in the new station were covered with a massive single arch semi-circular roof, more than a hundred feet high and 680 feet long. Two supporting arches faced the Thames and the railway bridge bringing thousands of commuters from the south-eat suburbs.  Heavily remodeled over the years, the riverside towers remain and the station still receives tens of thousands of commuters to this day.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"Cannon Street Station," Ben Weinreb and Christoper Hibbert(eds.), The London Encyclopaedia (London: Papermac, 1987), 118-119.