Now a casino, Southampton Terminus was originally built as the main station for the town of Southampton.

Built by the London and South Western Railway in 1839, which had its offices on nearby Canute Road, it provided superb access to the docks and liners.

Rail is the method many passengers would have arrived in Southampton ahead of the sailing.

The first class passengers however, would not have need to alight here. The rail - as part of it today still does - ran straight into the docks.

Alongside berth 43/4, you can still see the remnants of the track, which took the passengers direct to the quayside.

One such train going into the docks meant that three Southampton brothers missed the sailing of Titanic.

More about this can be found in the entry about The Grapes, in Oxford Street.