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Architecture and Legacy of British Railway Buildings - 1825 to Present Day

By Robert Thornton , Malcolm Wood

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ISBN: 9781785007118
PUBLISHED: 29/09/2020
PAGES: 192
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 164 colour and 5 b&w photographs and 25 colour and 8 b&w drawings

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
  • The key railway development periods and their architectural influences

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Latest Reviews
" This welcome volume covers the wide range of railway architecture from its early years, through to changes as railways developed and contracted, together with some contemporary examples. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Best of British magazine

" An authoritative review of what we've inherited and how we are looking after it comes from two experts who began their careers as architects for BR Western Region before (individually) becoming the Principal Architect for Network Rail, and Company Secretary of the Railway Heritage Trust. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Steam Railway Magazine

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