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Great Western Railway Architecture

Author : Amyas Crump
ISBN : 1909328669
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Great Western Railway Stations

Author : Allen Jackson
ISBN : 9781445670126
Genre : Transportation
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A lavishly illustrated survey of a wide range of GWR stations.

Railway Architecture

Author : Bill Fawcett
ISBN : 9781784420482
Genre : Architecture
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The great arched train sheds of Victorian Britain are often seen as the nineteenth-century equivalent of medieval cathedrals: once specific railway buildings became necessary around 1830 British architects seized the opportunity with both hands, designing some of the great buildings of their age. However, these grand buildings are only part of the story – not only was the country peppered with humbler individually styled station buildings, but also with bridges, signal boxes, engine sheds and other structures specific to the railways. In this illustrated introduction, Bill Fawcett tells the story of railway architecture from the age of George Stephenson to modern times, including such influential architects as Sir George Gilbert Scott and Charles Holden.

The Architecture And Legacy Of British Railway Buildings

Author : Robert Thornton
ISBN : 9781785007125
Genre : Architecture
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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.

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.


Author : Steven Brindle
ISBN : 9781780226484
Genre : Architecture
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A celebration of the life and engineering achievements of Isambard Kingdom Brunel by two of the world's foremost authorities. In his lifetime, Isambard Kingdom Brunel towered over his profession. Today, he remains the most famous engineer in history, the epitome of the volcanic creative forces which brought about the Industrial Revolution - and brought modern society into being. Brunel's extraordinary talents were drawn out by some remarkable opportunities - above all his appointment as engineer to the new Great Western Railway at the age of 26 - but it was his nature to take nothing for granted, and to look at every project, whether it was the longest railway yet planned, or the largest ship ever imagined, from first principles. A hard taskmaster to those who served him, he ultimately sacrificed his own life to his work in his tragically early death at the age of 53. His legacy, though, is all around us, in the railways and bridges that he personally designed, and in his wider influence. This fascinating new book draws on Brunel's own diaries, letters and sketchbooks to understand his life, times, and work.

Britain S Lost Railways

Author : John Minnis
ISBN : 9781781317730
Genre : Transportation
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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.

Mogg S Great Western Railway And Windsor Bath And Bristol Guide

Author : Edward Mogg
ISBN : STANFORD:36105041791562
Genre : England
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The Illustrated Guide To The Great Western Railway

Author : George S. Measom
ISBN : WISC:89089014054
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The Popular Educator

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ISBN : OXFORD:600058985
Genre : Geography
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