7822 - Railway Station

1980-1982
384 pieces, 3 minifigs

instructions
booklet, 8 pages
21.0 x 29.7 cm (A4)

Railway Station
from 6 years

In 1980, the LEGO Train line was refreshed and re-launched into what has become known as the grey era. Among the many supplemental sets was this beautiful railway station.

A-Model

Every train layout needs a main railway station, and this one is big. It is somewhat unusual in that it uses lots of grey 6x28 plates instead of regular baseplates. It has entry steps, a ticket office, a waiting area, luggage doors, and a huge bridge crossing the track to a second platform, an idea later reused in set 7937 from 2010.

The design style is somewhat similar to the bus station 379, and combining these two sets looks pretty good. In fact, my guess is that LEGO started this set as an experiment somewhere in 1978/1979, trying to adapt the existing railway station sets to the new minifigs (which were introduced in 1978). This would make 7822 to be the very first design for what is now know as the grey era. There are several clues for this theory, including:

B-Model

This B-model of the 7822 railways station is not an actual B-model as it is not included in the instructions. But as it is featured not only on the back of the box but also in several publications (here, here and here), it is presented here anyway. The model comes with entry steps, a luggage hall, a shelter on the platform, and an upstairs waiting room.

based with kind permission on a series of reviews by Christian Andersch; revisions, editing and additional research by Fouke Boss.

Minifigs

but011
Construction Worker
1x
trn068
Conductor
1x
pln058
Female with Plain Red Torso
1x

Sticker sheets

191995
7.0 x 3.7 cm
191996
4.7 x 6.4 cm

Packaging (3D scan)

click to view the 3D scan

1980-1982
slide-out cardboard inner box

dimensions
38.8 x 28.8 x 5.5 cm

editions
191990

Links & Downloads

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