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The North London Railway Historical Society

An invaluable source of information on the North London Railway, once one of London’s busiest commuter routes.

You can subscribe to the NLRHS at their website below, including access to their meetings, research and their regular journal. The society is chaired by Jim Connor, a knowledgeable author of several books on the railway, who has kindly provided information to assist our project. A recent edition of the society’s journal features a piece by Jim on Mr Horne’s Highbury, and he is preparing a new book on the NLR’s stations.

Follow and subscribe to the NLRHS at: http://www.nlrhs.org.uk

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Sister stations

Edwin Henry Horne was responsible for the house style of the North London Railway’s revamped stations in the 1860s-70s. In all he designed seven stations, along with numerous other buildings on NLR land, including several in the vicinity of Highbury and Islington.

Sadly very few survive – notably Camden Road station, Hackney Central station – where the main station building has now been converted into a nightclub. They give a good sense of the grandeur of Horne’s architecture. Also worth a look is the stationmaster’s house, which still stands next to Canonbury station.

Photographs and links to follow.