Marylebone Station, Sam Fay, and Edgar Fay green and red plaque in London

Marylebone Station Centenary 1899 - 1999
This plaque unveiled by
His Honour Edgar Fay Q.C.
Son of Sir Sam Fay, General Manager
of the Great Central Railway 1902-1922

15th March 1999

Marylebone station (/ˈmɑrlɨbən/ MAR-li-bən), also known as London Marylebone, is a central London railway terminus and London Underground complex. It stands midway between the mainline stations at Euston and Paddington, about 1 mile (1.6 km) from each. Originally the London terminus of the former Great Central Main Line to Sheffield and Manchester, which was closed north of Aylesbury in 1966, it now serves as the terminus of the Chiltern Main Line route to Birmingham.Opened in 1899, it is the youngest of London's mainline terminal stations, and also one of the smallest, having opened with half the number of platforms originally planned. It is also the only London terminal station to host only diesel trains, having no electrified lines. From 1967 for many years it was served only by diesel multiple-unit trains (DMUs). It now once again also sees locomotive-hauled trains daily.Two new platforms were added in 2006 to accommodate increases in services and passengers. Marylebone is in Travelcard Zone 1.

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Sir Sam Fay (30 December 1856 – 30 May 1953), born in Hamble-le-Rice, Hampshire, England, was a career railwayman who joined the London and South Western Railway as a clerk in 1872 and rose to become the last General Manager of the Great Central Railway after a successful stint in charge of the almost bankrupt Midland and South Western Junction Railway. He also played an important role during the First World War as part of the Railway Executive Committee.

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Edgar Stewart Fay QC (October 8, 1908 – November 14, 2009) was a British judge. He was the son of Sir Sam Fay, General Manager of the Great Central Railway and was educated at McGill University, and Pembroke College, Cambridge. He conducted inquiries into the collapse of the Crown Agents and the Munich air crash.

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