Cathedrals of Steam

In a compelling and dramatic narrative, Christian Wolmar traces the development of these magnificent cathedrals of steam, provides unique insights into their history, with many entertaining anecdotes, and celebrates the recent ...

Cathedrals of Steam

'Fascinating' 'Books of the Year', Financial Times 'London's twelve great rail termini are the epic survivors of the Victorian age... Wolmar brings them to life with the knowledge of an expert and the panache of a connoisseur.' Simon Jenkins 'A wonderful tour, full of vivid incident and surprising detail.' Simon Bradley London hosts twelve major railway stations, more than any other city in the world. They range from the grand and palatial, such as King's Cross and Paddington, to the modest and lesser known, such as Fenchurch Street and Cannon Street. These monuments to the age of the train are the hub of London's transport system and their development, decline and recent renewal have determined the history of the capital in many ways. Built between 1836 and 1899 by competing private train companies seeking to outdo one another, the construction of these terminuses caused tremendous upheaval and had a widespread impact on their local surroundings. What were once called 'slums' were demolished, green spaces and cemeteries were concreted over, and vast marshalling yards, engine sheds and carriage depots sprung up in their place. In a compelling and dramatic narrative, Christian Wolmar traces the development of these magnificent cathedrals of steam, provides unique insights into their history, with many entertaining anecdotes, and celebrates the recent transformation of several of these stations into wonderful blends of the old and the new.

John Betjeman

John Foster White , ' Railway Cathedrals , Daily Telegraph , 28 June 1972. – David Piper , " With Antic Splendour ... Patrick Nuttgens , ' Cathedrals of Steam , Design , August 1972 , p . 72. – David Bell , “ The Vanishing Glories of ...

John Betjeman

Provides information on the works of British author John Betjeman (1906-1984), compiled by Steve Phillips. Includes photographs, a bibliography, a FAQ section, online texts, and a description of the Betjeman Society. Links to related sites.

Model Railways on a Budget

It was an uphill struggle to keep up with maintenance and many of the grand 'Cathedrals of Steam' succumbed to the demolition hammer. In an urgent push to modernise these were often replaced with concrete monstrosities and much ...

Model Railways on a Budget

Model Railways on a Budget details an eight-year journey into the fascinating world of railway modeling; from fumbling beginnings to a growing competence with layout design and construction.

General Studies

... the use of pillars to support beams and floors in a way not dissimilar to the techniques used in the cathedrals . ... particularly their terminal stations – the great ' cathedrals of steam ' that are still in daily use by thousands ...

General Studies

These New editions of the successful, highly-illustrated study/revision guides have been fully updated to meet the latest specification changes. Written by experienced examiners, they contain in-depth coverage of the key information plus hints, tips and guidance about how to achieve top grades in the A2 exams. Progress check questions test recall and understanding, and end of unit sample questions and model answers provide essential practice to improve students exam technique.

The Trains Now Departed

The Great Western was known as God's Wonderful Railway, and grand stations such as St Pancras are labelled cathedrals of steam. That most famous of railway clergymen, the Reverend W. Awdry, author of Thomas the Tank Engine, compared the ...

The Trains Now Departed

SOMETIMES you come across a lofty railway viaduct, marooned in the middle of a remote country landscape. Or a crumbling platform from some once-bustling junction buried under the buddleia. If you are lucky you might be able to follow some rusting tracks, or explore an old tunnel leading to...well, who knows where? Listen hard. Is that the wind in the undergrowth? Or the spectre of a train from a golden era of the past panting up the embankment? These are the ghosts of The Trains Now Departed. They are the railway lines, and services that ran on them that have disappeared and gone forever. Our lost legacy includes lines prematurely axed, often with a gripping and colourful tale of their own, as well as marvels of locomotive engineering sent to the scrapyard, and grand termini felled by the wrecker's ball. Then there are the lost delights of train travel, such as haute cuisine in the dining car, the grand expresses with their evocative names, and continental boat trains to romantic far-off places. The Trains Now Departed tells the stories of some of the most fascinating lost trains of Britain, vividly evoking the glories of a bygone age. In his personal odyssey around Britain Michael Williams tells the tales of the pioneers who built the tracks, the yarns of the men and women who operated them and the colourful trains that ran on them. It is a journey into the soul of our railways, summoning up a magic which, although mired in time, is fortunately not lost for ever. THIS EDITION REVISED AND UPDATED TO INCLUDE MAPS.

Cathedrals of Kudzu

The Paris of the South I'll never write another line for anything but love in this city where steam rises off the street after a rain like bosoms heaving . —Everette Maddox , “ New Orleans ” NEW ORLEANS An invasion by 28,000 ...

Cathedrals of Kudzu

In these essays, one of the most influential Southern journalists of his generation sorts out a whole warehouse of Southern idiosyncrasy and iconography, including the Southern belle, Faulkner, James Dickey, Stonewall Jackson, Cormac McCarthy, guns, dogs, fathers, trees, George Wallace, Elvis, Doc Watson, the decline of poetry, and the return of chain gangs.

Details of the Restoration of Christ Church Cathedral

GILLETT AND BLAND , EXHIBITION MEDALISTS , Manufacturers by Improved Steam Machinery of CATHEDRAL , CHURCH , TURRET , AND HOUSE CLOCKS , AND 7 PATENT CARILLON OR CHIMING MACHINES , On their further improved Patented Principles to play ...

Details of the Restoration of Christ Church Cathedral


The Performance Economy

Teams of masons spend a lifetime repairing the stonework to check decay and prevent the eventual collapse of the landmark buildings and will continue to do so as long as the cathedrals exist. • Steam engines and electricity generators.

The Performance Economy

This updated and revised edition outlines strategies and models for how to use technology and knowledge to improve performance, create jobs and increase income. It shows what skills will be required to produce, sell and manage performance over time, and how manual jobs can contribute to reduce the consumption of non-renewable resources.

Cathedrals of the Flesh

At once deeply personal and highly informative, full of intimacies, discoveries, and unexpected twists, CATHEDRALS OF THE FLESH is the candid and playful account of one woman's determination to follow her passion, ultimately inspiring ...

Cathedrals of the Flesh

People journey to Greece for the ruins, Turkey for the Hagia Sophia, and Russia for St. Peter's, but Alexia Brue travels with a different itinerary: to visit the baths. What starts off as an innocent vacation quickly becomes an obsession, as the author ventures to Turkey, Greece, Russia, Finland, and Japan to sample the range of bathing traditions the world has to offer. Caught up in the tide of travel and exploration and crossing paths with fellow travellers along the way, Alexia drifts further and further away from the life she left behind in New York City. Hoping to find a thriving local bath scene, she dips into hamams, banyas, saunas, and onsen, finding both disappointment and bliss. At once deeply personal and highly informative, full of intimacies, discoveries, and unexpected twists, CATHEDRALS OF THE FLESH is the candid and playful account of one woman's determination to follow her passion, ultimately inspiring readers to do the same.

The Monastery and Cathedral of Worcester

The ARTISAN CLUB'S TREATISE on the STEAM ENGINE , in its various Applications to Mines , Mills , Steam Navigation , Railways and Agriculture . By J. BOURNE , C.E. Sixth Edition ; with 37 Plates and 546 Woodcuts . 4to . 42s .

The Monastery and Cathedral of Worcester


England s Cathedrals by Train

One of the jewels in the nation's crown is its Anglican cathedrals.

England s Cathedrals by Train

One of the jewels in the nation's crown is its Anglican cathedrals. Many, constructed after the invasion of 1066, stand as monuments to the determination and commitment of their Norman builders. Others have been built in later centuries while some started life as parish churches and were subsequently raised to cathedral status. Places of wonder and beauty, they symbolize the Christian life of the nation and are more visited today than ever as places which represent England's religious creed, heritage and the skills of their builders.Eight hundred years later came the Victorians who pioneered the Industrial Revolution and created railways. Like their Norman predecessors they built to last and the railway system bequeathed to later generations, has endured in much the same form as when originally constructed. There is little sign that railways will be displaced by other modes of transport, anyway in the foreseeable future,Combining a study of thirty-three English cathedrals and the railway systems which allow them to be reached, the author seeks to celebrate these two magnificent institutions. In the process he hopes to encourage others to travel the same journeys as he himself has undertaken.As seen in The Church Times and Worcester News.

Scientific American

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Scientific American

Monthly magazine devoted to topics of general scientific interest.

The Builder

The hollow moulded parts of the Cathedral , Dublin , and St. Canice's , in Kilkenny . large subscriber to the ... and the journey , by means of steam pipes from stationary was generally supposed to have been ignorant latter from arch up ...

The Builder


Die Geschichte einer Stra e

Von der Steinzeit bis zur Gegenwart wird mit detailreichen Zeichnungen am Beispiel einer sich wandelnden Strasse die wechselvolle Geschichte vergangener Epochen gezeigt. Ab 9.

Die Geschichte einer Stra  e


A Theology of Artistic Sensibilities

The power of the Virgin had raised the cathedrals , those monuments of extraordinary religious and cultural imagination . Steam , Adams opined , could not build a cathedral . Steam could only create a factory or a business culture ...

A Theology of Artistic Sensibilities

For most of history, argues John Dillenberger, the visual arts were, for better or worse, part of the very fabric of the life and thought of the church. But with the Reformation and the Counter-Reformation a major change took place. Protestant rejection of the visual was matched in Roman Catholicism by the reduction of its formative power. While the visual arts dropped out of the lives of Protestant churches, they became a memory rather than a source of ennoblement or power in the Roman Catholic Church. Thus, in different but allied ways, Protestants and Catholics lost the power of the visual. Part art history, part historical theology, and part theological reflection, this book is both an argument and a program for the recovery of the visual arts in the life of the church, for reclaiming seeing as part of religious perception. It offers a theological understanding of the visual and provides a basis upon which the visual arts may again be incorporated into Protestantism and reinvigorated in Roman Catholicism. The first part is devoted to historical reconstruction, exploring those moments in Western history in which the relation between religion and the arts was in ferment. Part 2 is given to contemporary delineation and analysis: of spiritual perceptions in modern American painting and sculpture, of modern church art and architecture, and of the changing views of contemporary theologians toward the visual arts. Citing David Tracy, Karl Rahner, Langdon Gilkey, and others as examples, Dillenberger argues that contemporary theology is moving away from the modern rationalistic understanding of theological analogy to one far closer to the arts. Part 3 is constructive, developing a theological perspective that demands and includes the visual arts, and suggesting ways in which this can be accomplished in pastoral and theological education. The world of art, says Professor Dillenberger, is more aware of the role of religion in the arts than the world of religion is of art. Thus it is time for the church to resume its historic association with the visual arts, albeit in analogous rather than repristinating ways.

The New Cathedrals

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The New Cathedrals

Stadium construction has altered the physical landscape of many major metropolitan areas throughout North America and has had a profound psychological and economic impact on these urban centers. The ways athletic facilities have been constructed, from the ritual-centered beginnings of stadium construction in ancient Greece to the large-scale construction of professional sports facilities in present day global centers, reveal a culture’s values and priorities and how it defines its recreational needs. Drawing on thorough and wide-ranging research, Robert C. Trumpbour examines the political institutions, commercial entities, civic leadership, and media organizations that influenced stadium construction. The author analyzes three significant recent historical periods: the Progressive Era, when modern fireproof stadiums were first built; the late 1960s and early 1970s, when multipurpose stadiums were built in downtown areas to promote urban redevelopment; and the late 1990s, when retro ballparks were designed to accommodate commercial and entertainment space. Charting this evolution, Trumpbour convincingly argues that there has been a dramatic shift in the role of the media, with media access emerging as a vital element in setting the ground rules for the debate on stadium construction. Written in lucid, jargon-free prose, this book combines a detailed history of stadium construction with an analysis of current stadium issues.

The Cathedrals of the United Kingdom

DIMENSIONS OF THE CATHEDRAL IN FEET , Length . ... and prophet of steam ; the learned Pearson , whose very dross was gold ; and energetic Porteous : and in its list of dignitaries , Chillingworth and Dean Smith , translator of many of ...

The Cathedrals of the United Kingdom


The Sun in the Church

The story of these observatory-chronometers and their visionary and eccentric builders is one of astronomy, Church history,and religious architecture; of complex measurements undertaken with limited mathematical tools but inspired ...

The Sun in the Church

Heilbron describes, with dry wit, the diplomatic discretion on all sides that allowed them to do so."--BOOK JACKET.