Tours Railway Station, three old images and a little on its history.


Tours Railway Station

Here are images of postcards of the magnificent Central Station at Tours that I bought at a local brocante over the weekend.
When the railways arrived in Tours in the mid-19th Century the city father’s were worried about the industrialisation of their city centre. It is for this reason that Tours central station, illustrated here, is a terminus station while the one at nearby St Pierre des Corps is for through-trains. This is why Saint Pierre des Corps became a working class, industrial area. Even today the area of St Pierre des Corps is 50% industrial while 44% of its housing stock is public.

Tour Station ~ c1900

Tours Railway Station c1970s?

About Jim McNeill

I am a blogger on 'The Social History of the Touraine region of France (37)' and also 'The Colonial History of Pennsylvania and the life & Family of William Penn'. I am a Director of Fresh Ground Group Ltd.
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