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Although most of its wharves and docks disappeared with its trade many years ago ― a change spurred on by the opening of the London and Birmingham Railway ― the waterway would be immediately recognisable to Jessop and Barnes, its engineers, were they to return today, despite what to them would surely be an inconceivable change in the character of the traffic it now conveys.

In the light of changing attitudes, Stephenson suggested to the Board that they locate their terminus nearer the centre of London; according to Jeaffreson, this suggestion was rewarded with an emphatic and almost unanimous snubbing by the gentlemen assembled who feared to take so bold a step. The necessary land was purchased, including a large tract at Euston from the Duke of Bedford, [5] and application was made to Parliament for an Act to authorise the line to be extended southwards from Camden Town: The Directors believing that it would be for the interest of the Company that passengers by the railway should have a nearer access to the metropolis than is afforded by the station at Camden Town, caused surveys and estimates to be made of a line, which the Engineer recommended, about a mile in length, without tunnel, from the present termination to Euston Grove.

Having ascertained that no opposition will be offered to the measure, and the terms on which the quantity of Land required for this purpose may be procured from the respective owners, and that no more favourable or less expensive line of approach can be found, the Directors recommended to the Proprietors that this extension of the line should be adopted.

Fortuitously, as things turned out, negotiations with the Great Western Railway Company broke down leaving the London and Birmingham with a wider trackbed into Euston and more land on which to site their terminus than the Company would otherwise have acquired, and which their operations soon grew to fill. At Euston Grove they have a station of about 7 acres for the passenger traffic, and both stations are connected by the extension line.

The Act authorising what became known as the Euston Extension received the Royal Assent in May 1835: an Act was passed in the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled An Act for making a Railway from London to Birmingham; and by the said Act several Persons were incorporated, by the Name and Style of The London and Birmingham Railway Company for carrying into execution the said Undertaking: And whereas it is expedient that the Line of the said Railway should be extended from its present Commencement near the Hampstead Road in the Parish of Saint Pancras in the County of Middlesex to a certain Place called Euston Grove, on the North Side of Drummond Street near Euston Square, in the same Parish and County . Passenger trains are to be moved on this portion of the railway, by a stationary engine in the Camden depot, and locomotive engines are to be employed on every other part of it.

At the Birmingham end of this line, the company have a station of about ten acres, which will serve both for passengers and goods.

The arrangement of these stations, and the plans for the necessary buildings and machinery connected with them, have been maturely considered, and the contractors are under penalties that the various works in London shall be completed by June next (with the exception of the facade of the Euston station for which three months more are allowed) and the works in Birmingham by November next.

Francis Conder, who as Foxs pupil probably worked on the Extension, referred to the extent of the civil engineering difficulties to be overcome: of extension from Camden Town to Euston Square, the engineers had to solve nearly every problem which has subsequently to that time been encountered by the projectors of metropolitan railways.

The canal had to be crossed under heavy penalties for interfering with its traffic.

The outcome was that the Great Western Railway Act (1835) specified a terminus in the vicinity of todays Willesden Junction, [6] the intention being that the line would continue from this point over shared track to a terminus adjacent to that of the London and Birmingham Railway at Euston. And be it further enacted, That it shall not be lawful for the said Company to receive at their intended Station in Euston Grove, for the Purpose of Transport, or to deliver out therefrom, any Merchandise, Cattle, or Goods of any Description, save and except Passengers Luggage and small Parcels.

Sufficient land was therefore bought on which to construct four tracks into Euston and to accommodate both stations. At the London end of the line near Camden-town, the company have about thirty-three acres of land, intended as a depot for the buildings, engines, wagons, goods, and various accessories of the carrying department of the railway.

There is a great deal more difficulty than would at first be imagined in laying out a railway station; and, perhaps, in every one now in existence, if it had to be entirely built over again, some change would be desirable: there are so many things to be amalgamated, and such various accommodation to be provided, that the business becomes exceedingly complicated. South front of the Propylum, or entrance gateway, with two Pavilions, or Lodges, on each side, for Offices by John Cooke Bourne, 1838.