London s Great Railway Stations

Left London's greatest Victorian gothic building, the former Midland Grand Hotel commissioned by the Midland Railway to front their enormous trainshed at St Pancras, seen to the right. Right The main staircase of the Midland Grand, ...

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 Railway Stations

Marylebone Station is the youngest of the great stations in the capital, and was built as the London terminus of the Great ... Their main line stretched from west to east across northern England from Manchester, through Lancashire, ...

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 Historic Railway Stations Through Time

London is encircled by some of the finest railway architecture to be found anywhere in the world. ... The great termini were built as statements, symbols of solidity and corporate greatness. Designed to impress, they were bold ...

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.

Personal Passenger Safety in Railway Stations

Oral and Written Evidence; Oral Evidence Taken on Wednesday 19 April 2006 Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: ... Assembly published the findings of its own scrutiny of Crime and Safety at London 's Suburban Railway Stations*.

Personal Passenger Safety in Railway Stations

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

Black s Guide to Hampshire

BOATS from RYDE and also from COWES , connecting with Fast Trains Direct to London Bridge and Victoria . ... Victoria Station connects with the London and North Western , Great Western , Great Northern , Midland , North London ...

Black s Guide to Hampshire


The Official Illustrated Guide to the Great Northern Railway

It is situated about a quarter of a mile from the Exchange , and the approach to it is by the railway bridge represented on page 371 . The London - road Station , at which the London and North - Western trains from London , Crewe ...

The Official Illustrated Guide to the Great Northern Railway


A Pictorial and Descriptive Guide to London and Its Environs

Close to King's Cross stations on Piccadilly Tube and Metropolitan Railway. KING'S CROSS (Plan II. K. 5), the terminus of the Great Northern Railway, adjoins St. Pancras. The line runs to York, affording communication with the north and ...

A Pictorial and Descriptive Guide to London and Its Environs


The Railway News

The Great Northern and Great Eastern Joint Committee are prepared to receive TENDERS for the conRefiners and ... Station , London , N. , ard of Mr , Alfred A. Langley C.E. , Great Eastern Railway , Liverpool - street Station FILES OF ...

The Railway News


Britain s 100 Best Railway Stations

What is masterly is the manipulation of space, and as such it is in the great railway tradition. Canary Wharf is an antidote to the claustrophobia of stations on the earlier Victoria line and the northern section of the ...

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

The Great Railway Stations of Paris

The Gare du Nord was served by some of the great trains of the 'golden age' of European railways such as La Flèche d'Or (Golden Arrow) with Pullman cars to Boulogne and Calais for London, NordExpress with sleeping cars for Copenhagen, ...

The Great Railway Stations of Paris

Michael Patterson examines the great railway stations of Paris.

Railway Stations

Euston was also originally intended to be the London terminus of the Great Western Railway. It had been planned that the GWR and London & Birmingham would share the station, but disagreements led to the partnership being abandoned and ...

Railway Stations

Railway stations are among Britain’s most special buildings. The start and end point of the daily commute and the magical holiday, they vary hugely in style and size. This book is the perfect introduction to the subject.

London s Historic Railway Terminal Stations

The smoke billowing from an N2 tank engine perCoast Main Line with all those great trains run- ning to Scotland. St Pancras was always looked upon as the 'monster next door'; a monstrosity covered in soot. forming the task of the climb ...

London s Historic Railway Terminal Stations

This book covers in pictures, the history and development of London's main terminal stations, looking at the stations through the lens of photographers from Victorian and Edwardian times through to the modern era. The main terminal stations in London have changed greatly in the last 150 years, this volume seeks through pictures to capture the spirit of those changes, showing the often interesting and colorful history of these great and often beautiful structures, that are an important part of our railway heritage.

London A Very Peculiar History

The first railway line in the capital, built in 1836, ran from London Bridgeto Greenwich. This was soon followed by the opening of the great railway stations, which by the 1850s linked London via a network of tracks to the Midlands, ...

London  A Very Peculiar History

Charting the quirky past of one of the most important cities in the world, 'London, A Very Peculiar History' will challenge what you thought you knew about this great capital and blow your mind with things you most certainly didn't. From Roman roads to the congestion charge, this title takes a whistlestop tour of iconic London landmarks and eras, whilst poking its head round the corner of the back alleys to see what's really been going on behind the scenes. Alongside the Top Ten Tourist Attractions you'll find curious recipes for cockney food (such as jellied 'iwz'), descriptions of London's 'lost buildings', and lists of royal residences, famous markets and classic film scenes featuring London landmarks. With humourous cartoon-style illustrations and amusing captions and speech bubbles, 'London: A Very Peculiar History' tells the untold tale of Britain's greatest tourist attraction, busiest commercial district and home to the Royals.

Transport Systems Policy and Planning

1. fares need to be low enough for poor people to be able to afford them; 2. there must be sufficient vehicles for a frequent ... Interchanges mayvary from thesimple roadsidebusstop tothe grandeur of the world«s great railway stations, ...

Transport Systems  Policy and Planning

Provides a unique review of the major spatial aspects of transport systems, a detailed analysis of transport problems in urban and rural areas, an evaluation of social and environmental impacts, and a planning and policy overview. Divided into four parts, each considering a different aspect of transport geography. The first part outlines the basic geography of transport and examines transport and spatial structures, focusing upon the varying contributions made by transport to industrial, agricultural and urban development. Part two moves to consider specific transport systems at both national and international scales, drawing on studies from industrialised and developing nations and discussing the effects upon transport of the political changes in the former USSR and Eastern Europe. The third part examines some of the many problems of transport and urban and rural areas using specific examples to illustrate the contrasting difficulties and evaluate current urban transportation planning methods.

Post Office Guide

Great Britain. Post Office. veyance to the Railway Station by Special Messenger on payment of the Express fee of ... In London , the Express Delivery Offices nearest to the principal Railway Stations are as follows : Name of Railway .

Post Office Guide


Harper s Magazine

But they seem simply curred to Mr. Pearson himself , was to appalling when one reads the story of make the road pass as close as possible to the undertaking in London . Naturally , the great railway stations of London , and I would not ...

Harper s Magazine

Important American periodical dating back to 1850.

Bradshaw s monthly railway and steam navigation guide

Passengers can be booked through betwe n Belfast and the Great Western Railway Stations , London ; Bas stoke for Southampton ; Oxford , Birmingham , Wolverhampton , and Shrewsbury , with liberty to break the jou at Liverpool , Chester ...

Bradshaw s monthly railway and steam navigation guide


The Railway Year Book

General Manager Fwy, Marylebone Station, London 1352 Paddington. ... A S the Manchester, Sheflield and Lincolnshire Ry., the Great Central system consisted mainly of the cross-country main lines from Manchester to Sheflield and thence ...

The Railway Year Book


English Reports in Law and Equity

The London and North - Western Railway Co completed , saves the plaintiffs ' rights under the agreement by s . ... that land should vest in the Great Western Railway Company , In July , 1845 , the London and Birmingham Railway Company ...

English Reports in Law and Equity


Railway Times

Lord Bacon saith truly , there are three things which make a nation great and prosperous , -a fertile soil , busy workshops , and easy ... A limited approach of trains to tunnels , level crossings , stations , and sum only is required .

Railway Times