llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllanttysiliogogogoch station sign
Enamel station sign, British Railways (London Midland Region), Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (the longest station name in the world) white letters on maroon, in 3 pieces, each piece 77"x12".
The world’s longest station sign. This sign, on the maroon background of British Railways’ London Midland Region, measures 19 feet 3 inches (5.9 metres) long when all its three pieces are put together. The station is on Anglesey and opened in 1848. The name means ‘The Church of St Mary in a hollow of white hazel, near to a rapid whirlpool, and to St Tysilio’s Church near to a red cave’. The name was invented in the 1860s to encourage tourism.
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