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Newcastle Station clocks

The Northern face (on the left as you look at the photo above) and the Western facing (facing you on the photo above) of the Potts clock above the covered entrance to Newcatle Station.


Newcastle Station was opened in 1850 by Queen Victoria. Thomas Prosser, the well-known architect for the NER, added a covered entrance to the station in 1860. The three 5ft 6 inch dials above are the faces of the clock installed in 1893 by Wm Potts and Sons Leeds that sit above the station entrances. The main working s of the clock sit behind the Northen (middle) dial and special friction rollers had to be used to carry the rods to the extreme ends of the covered entrance where the other dials are fixed. The weights for the clock fell in a specially constructed shaft at one end of the entrance.

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Taken on August 6, 2012