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The World S First Railway System

Author : Mark Casson
ISBN : 9780199213979
Genre : Business & Economics
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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 : 58.87 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

Great British Railway Journeys

Author : Ken A. Jackson
ISBN : 9781446122259
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This is the ultimate spoof railway book; designed for ever train enthusiast, with didley-dum and didley-dee all the way, along with on-board announcements. Please take your belongings with you when departing this train!

British Railway Station Architecture In Colour For The Modeller And Historian

Author : Robert Hendry
ISBN : 0711032823
Genre : Railroad stations
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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

Ottley S Bibliography Of British Railway History

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105024867041
Genre : Railroads
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For over thirty years the Bibliography of British Railway History has been an essential tool for anyone wanting to study the history of rail transport and one of the foundations for the best of recent railway historical research. The continuing output of new publications about railways is such that a substantial supplement is required from time to time to maintain the work's utility. This is the second such supplement. As well as providing addenda to some of the 13,000 entries in the previous volumes, this volume has 6600 new entries.
Category: Railroads

The Great British Road Rides Guide

Author : Clive Forth
ISBN : 9781472911599
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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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

St Pancras Station Through Time

Author : John Christopher
ISBN : 9781445624082
Genre : Transportation
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This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which St Pancras Station has changed and developed over the last century and a half.
Category: Transportation