Welcoming party on the opening day of Padstow railway station, Cornwall. 27th March 1899
A large group of welcoming dignitaries await the arrival of the first train into Padstow railway station on the opening day 27th March 1899. The station awning is decorated with flags and bunting for the occasion. 259 3/4 miles from Waterloo, the station was the western terminus of the North Cornwall Railway and was operated by the London and South Western Railway. The railway brought long-awaited prosperity to the town, a fish store and market built near the station enabled locally caught fish to be transported far and wide. A year after the coming of the railway, the imposing Metropole Hotel overlooking the station opened its doors for the first time. Photographer: Unknown.
© From the collection of the RIC
Japanese Grand Prix Qualifying
(L to R): James Allison (GBR) Ferrari Chassis Technical Director, Dave Greenwood (GBR) Ferrari Race Engineer and Diego Ioverno (ITA) Ferrari Operations Director at Formula One World Championship, Rd14, Japanese Grand Prix, Qualifying, Suzuka, Japan, Saturday 26 September 2015.
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Otto Schmidt, Soviet Arctic explorer
Otto Yulievich Schmidt (1891-1956), Soviet explorer and geophysicist, next to an aeroplane. Schmidt is famous for his explorations of the Arctic. These included leading expeditions in 1929 and 1930 to establish the first scientific research station on Franz Josef Land. He worked on theories of the origin of the Earth and Solar System, and was editor of the Great Soviet Encyclopedia from 1924-1941. He was also a member of the Supreme Soviet, the government of the USSR. In 1937, he was made a Hero of the Soviet Union. Photographed in 1953, in Russia.
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