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Dimensions7203 x 4807
Original file size1.7 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken6-Apr-13 14:33
Date modified10-Apr-13 21:35
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Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D800E
Focal length24 mm
Focal length (35mm)24 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/25 at f/11
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Shutter priority
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Opposite the entrance to Marylebone Station is the former home of the British Rail HQ.

Opposite the entrance to Marylebone Station is the former home of the British Rail HQ.

With the political push from Mrs Thatcher British Rail suffered significant cost cutting in the mid 80's. In 84/85 Western Region HQ moved from Paddington to Swindon and London Midlands HQ moved to Birmingham leaving a managerial hierarchy based on HQ's regions and areas. The relocation of London Midland to Birmingham prompted the Board to abandon 222 Marylebone Roadin 1986 which reduced administrative costs by £20m but was made more glamorous by the fact that Claudine's, a massage parlour continued to lease part of the ground floor.

It is now known that British rail was the lowest subsidised railway system in Europe and in the 80's BR had actually turned the corner but Privatisation was unstoppable.....