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British Railway Station Architecture In Colour For The Modeller And Historian

Author : Robert Hendry
ISBN : 0711032823
Genre : Railroad stations
File Size : 89.49 MB
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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.
Category: Railroad stations

The World S First Railway System

Author : Mark Casson
ISBN : 9780199213979
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 80.66 MB
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This is the first history of the British railway system written from a modern economic perspective. It uses conterfactual analysis to construct an alternative network to represent the most efficient alternative rail network that could have been constructed given what was known at the time - the first time this has been done.
Category: Business & Economics

Conserving The Railway Heritage

Author : Peter Burman
ISBN : 9781136745003
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 71.44 MB
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Great Britain not only invented the main-line railway but has also led the way in it's preservation - not just locomotves and carriages but also the buildings and structures that bear witness to the confidence of railway developers, architects and engineers. This book defines the nature of the railway heritage - from signalboxes, viaducts, tunnels and locomotive depots - and then discusses priorities and the best practice for it's conservation. The subject is a strongly topical one due to current concern over privatization, the effects of planned high-speed rail links and lively debates concerning the role of the enthusiast in railway preservation.
Category: Architecture

The Great Railway Stations Of Paris

Author : Michael Patterson
ISBN : 9781445669212
Genre : Transportation
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Michael Patterson examines the great railway stations of Paris.
Category: Transportation

The Great British Road Rides Guide

Author : Clive Forth
ISBN : 9781472911599
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 81.50 MB
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The Great British Road Rides Guide will inspire you to plan spectacular road rides. Road-tested by experienced rider Clive Forth, the 55 fun, flowing routes have been selected for their lack of traffic, their variation and their stunning views of the British landscape. · Routes from all across the UK · Each ride features a route map, an elevation map and concise information on length, climbs and rail links, along with a descriptive ride-through · Rides vary from 30km to 200km, with climbs of 200m to 3000m · Includes two 'Taste Le Tour' rides for each of the two Tour de France Yorkshire stages in 2014. Also includes printable routes from the Bloomsbury website.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Paddington Station

Author : Steven Brindle
ISBN : PSU:000060333018
Genre : History
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The best way to approach Paddington is from its underground station. You struggle through the crowded low-ceilinged anonymity of the subways and through the ticket barrier: stairs and an escalator loom ahead. Suddenly the ceiling ends; there is an arched roof high above and, as you ascend, the whole tremendous interior reveals itself at once. You are standing in the middle of the broad central span: on a fine day light floods in from the Lawn roof behind and the delicate tracery at the far end is silhouetted. The milling crowds, the long perspective, the waiting trains and the light in the distance produce an atmosphere of expectation – the experience of travel heightened here in a way that few other British stations can match. It is one of the great interiors of London.Paddington, the Great Western Railway and their principal designer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, are at the heart of railway history. Railways were one of the defining phenomena of Victorian Britain and one of Britain’s many great gifts to the world, so the building of the GWR has a place in world history. This history forms the background to this book. It is an account of the building that best epitomises the GWR and its operations, a living railway station that is also a masterpiece of Victorian architecture.
Category: History

Alltddu Halt Railway Station

Author : Nethanel Willy
ISBN : 6137051323
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Alltddu Halt railway station served the village of Alltddu, located between Lampeter to Aberystwyth on the Carmarthen Aberystwyth Line in the Welsh county of Ceredigion. The Ystwyth Trail, a multiuse rail trail, now passes the site on the railbed of the former railway. Opened by the Great Western Railway, the station passed on to British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. It was then closed by the British Railways Board.
Category: Technology & Engineering