London s Great Railway Stations

1: The Nineteenth Century and Vol. 2: The Twentieth Century to 1970 (George, Allen & Unwin, 1963, 1974). Course, Edwin, London Railways (Batsford, 1962). Lambert, Anthony J., Marylebone Station Centenary (Metro Publications, 1999).

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

... and the Southern Railway realized that a similar service from London's Victoria Station to Dover would complete a lucrative link between the two capital cities. The Golden Arrow train comprised ten first class Pullman coaches, ...

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

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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

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

Railway Stations

John Betjeman described London's railway termini as 'cathedrals of industrial architecture', writing about them in 1972 ... Their stations sat next to each other with the picture further complicated by the addition of a new high level ...

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.

Surrey Railway Stations Through Time

The Directory of Railway Stations (Sparkford, 1995) The Brookwood Necropolis Railway (Usk, 1983) Surrey Steam (Kings Lynn, ... 2003) The London to Brighton Line, 1841–1977 (Tarrant Hinton, 1977) The Bisley Camp Branch Line (Woking, ...

Surrey Railway Stations Through Time

Douglas D'Enno explores the history of Surrey's railway stations.

Britain s 100 Best Railway Stations

Central Portsmouth is a monument to the unknown town planner, a city of inexplicable decisions. The more merciful is the survival of its Guildhall and its station. The latter is a classic of the Francophile chic of the London, ...

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

London s Historic Railway Terminal Stations

Anyone looking at the front elevation would immediately realise that it is a railway station – that is good design. Lewis Cubitt had designed it well, and it is easy to look at and an image that stays with you. boy, standing at the end ...

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.

Preservation and Reuse of Railway Stations of Historic Or Architectural Merit

“ The station is one of the most sensitive issues in Los Angeles , a building difficult to tamper with , and this ... Union Station , in New London , Conn . , was an important transportation connection between rail and boat ferries that ...

Preservation and Reuse of Railway Stations of Historic Or Architectural Merit


Railway Depots Stations Terminals

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Railway Depots  Stations   Terminals

From the railway's beginnings, the station building, itself, had civic importance greater than ordinary structures. Let historian Brian Solomon show you how beautifully it filled that role. Railway Depots, Stations & Terminals is a unique book about some of the finest, most interesting, and most famous railway stations. Contemporary photographs, historic images, and postcard views provide an in-depth look at the architectural gems that dot the railroad landscape. The railway station has a special role in people's lives. Stations have served as the gateway to the world's great cities and the point of contact for remote towns. The inherent nature of the station is different from that of other buildings; it is an entrance, an exit, a place to rest, and a stop along the way. It can be the first thing a traveler sees and the last memory of a favorite city. Facing both the street and the tracks, the station is naturally a point of departure and a face of the city it serves. Brian Solomon, one of today's most accomplished railway historians, leads you through a one-of-a-kind exploration of the history and architecture of depots, stations, and terminals.

The Railway Times

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The Railway Times


Railway Times

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Railway Times


A Pictorial and Descriptive Guide to London and Its Environs

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A Pictorial and Descriptive Guide to London and Its Environs


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.

Contracting for Better Places

It started with the redevelopment and extension of King's Cross station and St. Pancras station. In December 2007, the London terminus for the Eurostar train services to and from Paris moved from Waterloo Station to St. Pancras Station.

Contracting for Better Places

Large-scale urban development projects aim to create better places in underused or deteriorated areas. For their realization, cooperation between planning authorities and market parties is indispensable. Contracting for Better Places focuses on the development agreements that these parties close. It follows from the relational contract theory that, as the projects evolve over time, these agreements have to promote relational values such as trust and flexibility. This work displays four interesting cases: Battery Park City and Hudson Yards (both in New York City), Zuidas (Amsterdam) and King's Cross (London). The content, meaning and function of real-life development agreements of these focal projects are studied and criticized. The conclusions have a case-specific as well as a more general character.

The ABC Or Alphabetical Railway Guide

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The ABC  Or  Alphabetical Railway Guide


Alfred Raworth s Electric Southern Railway

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Alfred Raworth s Electric Southern Railway

The Southern Railway between 1923 and 1939 was the only British company to carry out a sustained programme of electrification which became known as the Southern Electric. Unlike many recent projects, each incremental step was completed on time and within budget. This successful project was more impressive as it was achieved during a period of economic stagnation (including the ‘great depression’) and despite government disapproval of the method of electrification. The driving force behind this endeavor was the railway’s general manager, Sir Herbert Walker, but at his side was his electrical engineer, Alfred Raworth, the man one journalist described as an ‘electrification genius’. Alfred Raworth’s career began working with his father the eminent consulting engineer and entrepreneur, John Smith Raworth. Following the collapse of his father’s business Alfred joined the railway industry and devised an ambitious and innovative electrification design. This was discarded when the railways of southern England were ‘grouped’ into the Southern Railway after which he took responsibility for the implementation of the electrification schemes. With Walker’s retirement in 1937, those who continued to support steam traction took the policy lead. A marginalised Raworth retired but was later to witness the fruition of many of his discarded ideas.

A Comprehensive Guide to Railway Request Stops

His first thought on leaving school was to join watched thundering through the station as it headed the railways and become, eventually, an engine driver, back to London – something it did without even a ...

A Comprehensive Guide to Railway Request Stops

Rail By Request is an enthusiast’s personal story and tells how the author visited, photographed, and spent time at every request stop on mainland Britain. It also explains where his love of railways is rooted, why he began this odyssey and how it became a very different and important experience to him. Journeying across the whole railway map to capture these often ignored stops – not just for posterity, but for the journey. The lure of request stops and the practicalities of completing the journey to discover them, is the core of the story. Researching every request stop in Britain and planning how to get there and overcoming any difficulties, became a source of great satisfaction. Every stop is described and has at least one illustration. Some historical context to the stops is included, with current statistics. The story also shows how, he ticked off each stop, but unexpectedly found himself passing the time engaged in a form of railwayana mindfulness – allowing the world to rush past whilst being alive in the moment. It shows a calmer slower world does exist.

London Labour and the London Poor

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London Labour and the London Poor

"A seminal study of London street life in the middle of the [19th] century ... [with] details of Victorian lower-class life, such as what kinds of foods were sold on the streets, how financial transactions with street-sellers were conducted, and how vendors 'cried' their wares ... The study had its origin in a series of eighty-two articles, published from October 1849 through December 1850, entitled 'Labour and the poor', in the Morning Chronicle ..."--Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.