"Brunel" @ Paddington


Meet Isambard Kingdom Brunel, renowned engineer of the 19C and designer of Paddington Station and the Great Western Railways. 2011 marks the 175th anniversary of the Great Western route. Listen to chronicles of his life and experience his passion for Paddington as you move through the ages, reaching the spectacular new Kingdom Street, named after the man himself.

In 2002, the British public voted Brunel as the second greatest Briton of all time. It is a testament to his enduring popularity in this country that the only person who surpassed him in the 100 Greatest Britons TV poll, was the wartime leader Winston Churchill.

The statue of IKB at Paddington Station, Platform 1by John Doubleday.
But the man himself led a tour of the Station and surrounding area
Paddington Station
HST for Wales on Platform 2
View down Platforms 1 & 2 Brunel's traverser was never used
The Great Western Railway Board Room -- Queen Victoria used it Royal Coat of Arms over the door
Paddington Basin      Photos
Narrow Boat on Paddington Basin Artwork:  The Family
A very lifelike statue : The Standing Man  
  Rolling Bridge
Helix Bridge  
Paddington Station Hotel  



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