He was unembarrassed to have been caught out. “Kingdom Hastings.” “You -!” “After Brunel, before you ask.” “The railway man?” I found myself enquiring. “Believe me, it could have been ten times worse. My father’s an engineer. He was set on calling me Isambard, but my mother insisted on the final say.” (I Stopped Time, www.jane-davis.co.uk)
Paddington station, circa 1900. The mainline station, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, was built with private funds and owned by the Great Western Railway. It included a hotel, the Great Western Royal (now the Hilton London Paddington)
The engine shed used by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, railway engineer - at High Wycome train station, Bucks, the section shown has been painted with a railway engine shed scene.