The Architecture And Infrastructure Of Britain S Railways Northern England And Scotland

Author: Patrick Bennett
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445681404
Size: 19,31 MB
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Patrick Bennett offers a fascinating insight into the architecture and infrastructure of Scotland and the north of England's railways, covering stations, goods sheds, depots, signal boxes and more. Previously unpublished photographs throughout, perfect for modellers and the general railway enthusiast.

The Architecture And Legacy Of British Railway Buildings

Author: Robert Thornton
Editor: Crowood Press (UK)
ISBN: 9781785007118
Size: 12,26 MB
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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, and finally, the key railway development periods and their architectural influences.

Britain S Railway Architecture Heritage

Author: Trevor Yorke
Editor: Countryside Books (GB)
ISBN: 9781846743092
Size: 16,46 MB
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The majestic architecture of nineteenthand early twentieth-century railway buildings reflected the pride of the railway companies who commissioned them. The structures themselves, from classically-designed stations to mighty viaducts, tunnels and bridges, inspired awe in a travelling public receptive to the splendour of a new kind of transport that was changing their lives. Today, helped along by the popularity of preserved steam railways, these wonderful examples of railway architecture are widely appreciated for their beauty and the role they played in our social and industrial past. In this highly-illustrated book, filled with his own photographs and detailed drawings, Trevor Yorke describes the huge range of buildings associated with the golden age of steam, including waiting rooms, booking halls, stations large and small, and hotels. He explains the dynamics of their construction, the materials used and the myriad of styles employed by leading architects and engineers of the day. For anyone with an interest in the world of steam railways, this book will prove an invaluable guide to

Iron Ornament And Architecture In Victorian Britain

Author: Paul Dobraszczyk
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351562088
Size: 12,70 MB
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Vilified by leading architectural modernists and Victorian critics alike, mass-produced architectural ornament in iron has received little sustained study since the 1960s; yet it proliferated in Britain in the half century after the building of the Crystal Palace in 1851 - a time when some architects, engineers, manufacturers, and theorists believed that the fusion of iron and ornament would reconcile art and technology and create a new, modern architectural language. Comprehensively illustrated and richly researched, Iron, Ornament and Architecture in Victorian Britain presents the most sustained study to date of the development of mechanised architectural ornament in iron in nineteenth-century architecture, its reception and theorisation by architects, critics and engineers, and the contexts in which it flourished, including industrial buildings, retail and seaside architecture, railway stations, buildings for export and exhibition, and street furniture. Appealing to architects, conservationists, historians and students of nineteenth-century visual culture and the built environment, this book offers new ways of understanding the notion of modernity in Victorian architecture by questioning and re-evaluating both Victorian and modernist understandings of the ideological split between historicism and functionalism, and ornament and structure.

Railway Architecture

Author: Bill Fawcett
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1784420476
Size: 19,51 MB
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The great arched train sheds of Victorian Britain are often seen as the nineteenth-century equivalent of medieval cathedrals: once specific railway buildings became necessary around 1830 British architects seized the opportunity with both hands, designing some of the great buildings of their age. However, these grand buildings are only part of the story – not only was the country peppered with humbler individually styled station buildings, but also with bridges, signal boxes, engine sheds and other structures specific to the railways. In this illustrated introduction, Bill Fawcett tells the story of railway architecture from the age of George Stephenson to modern times, including such influential architects as Sir George Gilbert Scott and Charles Holden.

The Modern Station

Author: Brian Edwards
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136740732
Size: 16,79 MB
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An exciting new generation of railway architecture has emerged in Europe and elsewhere over the past decade. This book explains the reasons for the renaissance of the station as a building type and the current changes it is undergoing. The functional, social and technical factors which shape railway architecture are examined. As stations are essential elements of sustainable development, the environmental benefits of railways are also discussed. Essential guidance is provided for those who design, commission or manage railway stations. By drawing on technical design manuals and examples of recent stations (many designed by leading architects) the book gives help and instruction to all those with an interest in the future of railway architecture.

British Railway Station Architecture In Colour For The Modeller And Historian

Author: Robert Hendry
Editor: Ian Allan Publishing
ISBN: 9780711032828
Size: 10,95 MB
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From the mid-1830s onwards, the design of stations became increasingly important. Britain's stations reflected the popular architectural styles, of the era, from the gothic of St Pancras to the austere classicism of Birmingham Curzon Street and Huddersfield. In the process, another rich layer was added to Britain's architectural heritage.