Manchester Central Station
Grid reference: SJ 837 977
Now the Manchester Convention Centre, Manchester Central Station had a single span wrought iron segmental roof of 210ft across and 90ft high, above six platforms, sat on a vaulted brick undercroft. This arched train shed, which is only exceeded in span by that at St Pancras station in London, is a dominant feature of the city skyline. Built in 1880 by the Cheshire Lines Committee Railway. Closed in 1969.