Britain s Lost RailwaysBritain s Lost Railways

Biddle, Gordon & Spence, Jeoffry, Railway History in Pictures: The British Railway Station, David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1977. ... Hendry, Robert, British Railway Station Architecture in Colour, Ian Allan, Shepperton, 2007.

Author: John Minnis

Publisher: Aurum

ISBN: 9781781317730


Page: 192

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The beautifully restored St Pancras Station is a magisterial example of Britain’s finest Victorian architecture. Like the viaducts at Belah and Crumlin, cathedral-like stations such as Nottingham Victoria and spectacular railway hotels like Glasgow St Enoch's, it stands proud as testament to Britain's architectural heritage. In this stunning book, John Minnis reveals Britain's finest railway architecture. From the most cavernous engine sheds, like Old Oak Common, through the eccentric country halts on the Tollesbury line and the gantries of the Liverpool Overhead Railway, to the soaring viaducts of Belah and Cumlin, Britain’s Lost Railways offers a sweeping celebration of our railway heritage. The selection of images and the removable facsimile memorabilia, including tickets, posters, timetables and maps, allows the reader to step into that past, serving as a testimony to an age of ingenuity and ambition when the pride we invested in our railways was reflected in the grandeur of the architecture we built for them.

Railway StationsRailway Stations

Hendry, Robert: British Railway Station Architecture in Colour (Hersham: Ian Allan, 2007) Packed with colour images, this book chronicles the development of stations from the earliest days. Meeks, Carroll: The Railroad Station (New ...

Author: Tim Bryan

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445669014


Page: 64

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Railway stations are among Britain’s most special buildings. The start and end point of the daily commute and the magical holiday, they vary hugely in style and size. This book is the perfect introduction to the subject.

Great British RailwaysGreat British Railways

Unfortunately, his application was quickly rejected, not because he didn't have the right experience, but because he was black and Euston, unlike Marylebone station, did not allow people of colour to work in jobs that had direct contact ...

Author: Vicki Pipe

Publisher: September Publishing

ISBN: 9781912836291


Page: 128

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Take a journey of discovery and explore the top 50 things to see and do on Great British railways. Find the rarest train routes, learn about the railways' people and animal friends, marvel at iconic stations, whizz over amazing bridges, steam through tremendous tunnels and visit the most spectacular railway sights. You can: Ride across dramatic viaducts. Visit Britain's busiest railway hub and its least-used station. Stop at Britain's highest station. Meet the railway cats and dogs. This lively, interactive book will inspire children – and adults – to seize the moment and explore the wonderful world of Great Britain's railways. Written by Vicki Pipe with additional fun facts from Geoff Marshall, the dynamic duo behind the YouTube channel's All the Stations and authors of The Railway Adventures.

British Railway station architecture in colour for the modeller and historianBritish Railway station architecture in colour for the modeller and historian

Covering a range of stations, from the small wayside halt through to the urban termini, the book explores, using 175 colour illustrations accompanied by detailed captions, the variety of styles adopted by the builders of Britain's railway ...

Author: Robert Hendry

Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing

ISBN: 0711032823


Page: 96

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From the mid-1830s onwards, the design of stations became increasingly important. Britain's stations reflected the popular architectural styles, of the era, from the gothic of St Pancras to the austere classicism of Birmingham Curzon Street and Huddersfield. In the process, another rich layer was added to Britain's architectural heritage.

British RailBritish Rail

without being bright and carried dirt well'.8 Every existing colour was assessed for its suitability: 'black was too ... need to modernize its image that there was a general presumption that old railway stations should be swept away.

Author: Christian Wolmar

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241456217


Page: 416

View: 976

Pre-order the authoritative and enthralling history of of the rise and fall of the state-owned British Rail. You think you know British Rail. From the sandwiches to the inefficiency to the violent yellow livery, we haven't looked kindly on this, the last of our great state-owned organizations to be privatized. But you don't know the whole story. From its creation after the Second World War, through its fifty-year lifetime, British Rail was an innovative powerhouse that transformed our transport system, uniting disparate lines into a highly competent organization - heralding 'The Age of the Train' and for a time providing one of the fastest regular rail services in the world. Born into post-war austerity, traumatized, impoverished and exploited by a hostile press, the state-owned railway was dismissed as a dinosaur unable to evolve, and swept away by a government hellbent on selling it off. Now, award-winning writer Christian Wolmar provides a new perspective on national loss in a time of privatization. British Rail is ripe for a new history. Praise for Christian Wolmar The greatest expert on British trains' - The Guardian 'Our most eminent transport journalist' - The Spectator 'If the world's railways have a laureate, it is surely Christian Wolmar' - Boston Globe 'Christian Wolmar is in love with the railways. He writes constantly and passionately about them. He is their wisest, most detailed historian and a constant prophet of their rebirth . . . if you love the hum of the wheels and of history, then Christian Wolmar is your man' - Observer

The Architecture and Legacy of British Railway BuildingsThe Architecture and Legacy of British Railway Buildings

Historic Use of Colour Much research has been carried out into original colour schemes for railway buildings, particularly stations, and these have been reused with the comfort that the building now looks as originally intended even if ...

Author: Robert Thornton

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781785007125


Page: 192

View: 329

Railway buildings have always had a fascinating character all of their own, despite many no longer being in operational railway service. This book tells the story of how these buildings evolved alongside the development of the railway in Great Britain and examines how architects over the years have responded to the operational, social and cultural influences that define their work. Written for those with a keen interest in architecture and the railway, as well as those new to the subject, The Architecture and Legacy of British Railway Buildings provides an unique insight into the production of railway architecture, both in the context of railway management and the significant periods of ownership, and the swings in national mood for railway-based transportation. As well as tracing its history, the authors take time to consider the legacy these buildings have left behind and the impact of heritage on a continually forward-looking industry. Topics covered include: the context of railway architecture today; the history of how it came into existence; the evolution of different railway building types; the unique aspects of railway building design, and finally, the key railway development periods and their architectural influences.

Selling PlacesSelling Places

Resort Publicity in Britain 1890–1914 These French methods quickly became known in Britain, especially since the desire to attract British tourists soon brought the colourful new French posters to the railway stations of London.

Author: Stephen Ward

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135818951


Page: 288

View: 746

Selling Places explores the fascinating development of the place marketing and promotion over the last 150 years, drawing on examples from Northern America, Britain and continental Europe. The processes involved and the promotional imagery employed are meticulously presented and richly illustrated.

British Film CatalogueBritish Film Catalogue

12849 LOCOMOTION (15) (U) colour Dec British Transport (Fair) d/e Geoffrey Jones ph Ronald Craigen, ... p Lionel Cole d Norman Prouting ph Jack West e Hefny Zaky m Muir Mathieson c Gabriel Woolf History of London Bridge railway station.

Author: Denis Gifford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317740636


Page: 1600

View: 219

First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Athenaeum The Athenaeum

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British Railway Stations in ColourBritish Railway Stations in Colour

From the West Country to Thurso, the most northerly railway station in Britain, 178 traditional stations are illustrated from the authors extensive collection of colour images.

Author: Nick Jardine

Publisher: Ian Allan Pub

ISBN: 1857801237


Page: 80

View: 198

From the West Country to Thurso, the most northerly railway station in Britain, 178 traditional stations are illustrated from the authors extensive collection of colour images. With the needs of modellers in mind, the emphasis is on smaller stations out in the countryside, but with plenty of larger structures included such as Bristol Temple Meads, Lincoln and Bradford Exchange. Recorded between the late 1950s and 1970s, many are now demolished adding a nostalgic element to this fascinating survey.