London Railway Stations

Though built in an age of steam, smoke, gas lamps and horses, most retain features of their original design. This book will bring new light to these old buildings, and help you to see London's mainline stations through new eyes.

London Railway Stations

Built as part of the massive expansion of Great Britain's railway network during the nineteenth century, London's thirteen mainline railway stations are proud symbols of the nation's industrial and architectural heritage. Produced in association with The National Archives, and profusely illustrated with period photographs and diagrams, London Railway Stations tells the story of these iconic stations and of the people who created them and used them. Though built in an age of steam, smoke, gas lamps and horses, most retain features of their original design. This book will bring new light to these old buildings, and help you to see London's mainline stations through new eyes. Lavishly illustrated with black & white and some colour photographs.

London s Great Railway Stations

A lavish photographic history of all the key railway stations of London for transport buffs and anyone interested in the rich history of London.

London s Great Railway Stations

A lavish photographic history of the main railway stations of London for transport buffs and anyone interested in the rich history of London. London has more mainline railway stations than any other city in the world and many of them are amongst its grandest architectural monuments. Its earliest terminals opened in the late 1830s when lines between the capital and the regions were built in the first railway boom. The original station at London Bridge, the capital's first passenger terminus, was opened in December 1836, six months before Queen Victoria came to the throne. The last main line to London, the Great Central Railway to Marylebone, was opened in March 1899, two years before Victoria died. Ever since they originally opened, these stations have been at heart of London life and activity and have dominated the architectural landscape. Many are now in the midst of major reconstructions and are the centrepieces for the transformation of whole swathes of London, from Paddington to King's Cross. This comprehensive story combines a historical overview, archive illustrations and specially commissioned photography, covering the origins of the earliest stations up to the latest reconstructions and renovations. Written by the foremost expert Oliver Green, this is an essential gift for anyone interested in the history of London and its transport.

London s Railway Stations

This beautifully illustrated book is a short history and guide to London's principal mainline railway stations, from the first to be opened (London Bridge, 1836) to the last of the Victorian termini (Marylebone, 1899).

London s Railway Stations

An illustrated historical tour of London's 13 great railway termini, on a clockwise circuit from Paddington to Victoria. This beautifully illustrated book is a short history and guide to London's principal mainline railway stations, from the first to be opened (London Bridge, 1836) to the last of the Victorian termini (Marylebone, 1899). It follows the roller coaster fortunes of the stations in the twentieth century, which included the demolition of Euston and its great arch in the 1960s, the skilful renovation and reconstruction of Liverpool Street in the late 1980s, and the survival and restoration of St Pancras and its famous neo-gothic hotel. It also covers the recent and upcoming developments of the twenty-first century, including rebuilding work (London Bridge, completed in 2018), renovation/restoration projects (St Pancras, 2007) new works commencing for the HS2 terminal at Euston, and a major new interchange at Old Oak Common in west London due to open in 2022.

Personal Passenger Safety in Railway Stations

Crime and Safety at London Stations 7.1 Earlier this year, the Transport Committee of the London Assembly published the findings of its own scrutiny of Crime and Safety at London 's Suburban Railway Stations*. This report was critical ...

Personal Passenger Safety in Railway Stations

Personal passenger safety in railway Stations : Oral and written evidence, oral evidence taken on Wednesday 19 April 2006

London s Railways 1967 1977

STATIONS ACROSS LONDON As will be obvious, the hundreds of railway stations throughout the London area have vastly varied histories, ranging from the major mainline termini to small, country stations which are little more than halts.

London s Railways 1967 1977

This pictorial book covers London's railways from 1967 to 1977, showing the transition from steam to diesel and electric traction. This volume has a very readable narrative, telling tales of the authors adventures during his many trips around the London railway network. The volume encapsulates a period of time in Britain, during which a great deal of change was taking place, not only with railways and transport, but also socially and economically. Jim Blake, describes all of these changes, while also looking at the capitals transport scene of the period.

London s Historic Railway Stations Through Time

This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which the capital’s major railway stations have changed and developed over the years.

London s Historic Railway Stations Through Time

This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which the capital’s major railway stations have changed and developed over the years.

Discovering London Railway Stations

This book provides the railway enthusiast with a brief history of the principal termini, featuring key aspects of architectural design and engineering but also highlighting anecdotes, myths, personal stories and curiosities about the ...

Discovering London Railway Stations

London is the supreme railway city. In 1900 it had fourteen railway termini, more than any other city in the world. A century later only one of them has disappeared completely, and just three have undergone comprehensive reconstruction. All the others are recognisable products of the Victorian railway age that continue to function daily as busy stations for the travellers of the twenty-first century. This book provides the railway enthusiast with a brief history of the principal termini, featuring key aspects of architectural design and engineering but also highlighting anecdotes, myths, personal stories and curiosities about the stations' social and cultural history.

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.

British Transport Police Stations

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

British Transport Police Stations

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 103. Chapters: Bristol Temple Meads railway station, London Waterloo station, London Paddington station, London Victoria station, Preston railway station, Birmingham New Street railway station, Euston railway station, Crewe railway station, Manchester Piccadilly station, Leicester railway station, East Croydon station, Finsbury Park station, Newport railway station, Reading railway station, Cardiff Central railway station, Peterborough railway station, Clapham Junction railway station, Plymouth railway station, Brighton railway station, Liverpool Lime Street railway station, Wigan North Western railway station, Exeter St Davids railway station, Shrewsbury railway station, Chester railway station, Southampton Central railway station, Gloucester railway station, Truro railway station, Oxford railway station, Lewisham station, Stoke-on-Trent railway station, Wolverhampton railway station, Guildford railway station, Ashford International railway station, Carlisle railway station, Swansea railway station, Heathrow Terminals 1, 2, 3 tube station, Manchester Airport railway station, Coventry railway station, Lancaster railway station, Bournemouth railway station, Blackpool North railway station, Hastings railway station, Bangor railway station, Portsmouth and Southsea railway station, Dartford railway station. Excerpt: Victoria station, also known as London Victoria, is a central London railway terminus and London Underground complex. It is named after nearby Victoria Street and not Queen Victoria. It is the second busiest railway terminus in London (and the UK) after Waterloo, and includes an air terminal for passengers travelling by train to Gatwick Airport. The area around the station has also become an important interchange for other forms of transport: a local bus station is in the forecourt, and a terminal for nationwide...

Britain s 100 Best Railway Stations

The Five Star Stations Bristol Temple Meads Glasgow Central Liverpool Lime Street London King's Cross London Liverpool ... London St Pancras Newcastle Central Wemyss Bay York There are 2,560 stations on Britain's main rail network, ...

Britain s 100 Best Railway Stations

Discover the architectural gems that are Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations in this Sunday Times top 10 bestseller 'This is a cracker . . . a beautiful book' Chris Evans It is the scene for our hopeful beginnings and our intended ends, and the timeless experiences of coming and going, meeting, greeting and parting. It is an institution with its own rituals and priests, and a long-neglected aspect of Britain's architecture. And yet so little do we look at the railway station. Simon Jenkins has travelled the length and breadth of Great Britain, from Waterloo to Wemyss Bay, Betws-y-Coed to Beverley, to select his hundred best railway stations. Blending his usual insight and authority with his personal reflections and experiences - including his founding the Railway Heritage Trust - the foremost expert on our national heritage deftly reveals the history, geography, design and significance of each of these glories. Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs throughout, this joyous exploration of our social history shows the station's role in the national imagination; champions the engineers, architects and rival companies that made them possible; and tells the story behind the triumphs and follies of these very British creations. These are the marvellous, often undersung places that link our nation, celebrated like never before. 'However spectacular the book's photographs, it's the author's prowess as a phrase-maker that keeps you turning the pages' The Times 'An uplifting exploration of our social history' Guardian

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London . + Arrival . Cabs ( see p . 3 ) are in waiting at the railway - stations and landing - stages , and Private Omnibuses , holding 6-10 persons , may be obtained at the chief stations on previous application to the Railway Co.

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Herbert s Metropolitan hand book

Metropolitan Railway Line District Railway Line vi Index to Railways , Tramways , Omnibuses , and River Steamboats 1-37 Main Line Railway Stations 38 North London Railway Stations 38 Metropolitan and Metropolitan District Railway ...

Herbert s Metropolitan hand book