This image in the pocession of Les Turnbull may have come from the Turners photographic collection. Thanks acknowleded to owners.
There are a number of items of interest in the photograph probably taken in 1858. It is Newcastle Central Station with the Kiosk locomotive 1181, built by RSand Co with coachwork by John Cruce. It is proceeded by another Loco bound for Egypt? the building on the right is the Ncl Carlise Engine Shed. The building just below the Lantern Tower of St Nicholas (then a Parish church until 1882 when it became catherdral) is the Yk,Ncl Berwick engine shed. But what are the two wheels on the building behind the shed? are they part of lifting gear used to get locos from the stephenson Works onto the railway tracks at Central station? It must be remembered that direct rail access from the Works to the station were not constructed until later.