York has been a centre of railway management since 1840. this building, now the Headquarters of British Rail, Eastern Region, was the Head Office of the North Eastern Railway from 1906 (designed by William Bell and Horace Field). The badges above are of the York and North Midland Railway (top), the Leeds Northern Railway (left), and the York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway (right), which formed the North Eastern Railway in 1854 and in 1923 became part of the London and North Eastern Railway.

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