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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.
09/01/1866

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.