Railway Stations are busy places and just like Airports seem to be permanent building sites with modifications both temporary and those longer lasting changing their design organically.
So it is unsurprising that remnants of the past dot our stations and go unnoticed to regular travellers rushing to board trains or find buses or taxis as quickly as possible. Such is the case with these two maps at London’s Victoria stations, beautiful representations of the mainline and suburban services of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway which operated services from the western part of the current station between 1860 and 1922.
Next time you are on your way to Gatwick Airport by train (notable on the map as a location of both a golf course and race course !) see if you can find these two lost maps..