Wednesday, April 3, 2013

1930: Real Ostend Revisited

Oostende railway station was opened in 1913 during the reign of Albert I of Belgium. The station is designed to connect trains and ferries and is built with Scottish Granite, Bluestone from Soignes and Limestone from Euville. It is constructed in a classical style of architecture inspired by the French architect from the 18th Century François Mansart and the Louis XVI of France style.
Regie voor Maritiem Transport used to run services connecting into Dover Western Docks or connecting into trains to London Victoria or London Charing Cross stations, run by Southern Region of British Rail and finishing in 1994. There was also ferries to Folkestone Harbour also with boat trains to London Victoria or London Charing Cross stations.

Postcards (both pre-1930): I Love O (1), Europeana (2)

Real Ostend
Real Ferry
Ostend-Vienna Express

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