London s Great Railway Stations

Kellett, John R., The Impact of Railways on Victorian Cities (Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1969). Simmons, Jack, St Pancras Station (Historical Publications, revised ed., 2003). Barker, T.C. and Robbins, Michael, A History of London ...


Author: Oliver Green

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711266629

Category: Transportation

Page: 272

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This lavish photographic history of the most beautiful and historic railway stations in London tells a story of power, progress and innovation, from the beginning of steam age to the teeming commuter hubs of today. 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 expert author Oliver Green, this is an essential gift for anyone interested in the history of London and its transport.

London s Railway Stations

Paddington Station, its History and Architecture. English Heritage, 2013. Course, Edwin. London Railways. Batsford, 1962. Darley, Peter. The King's Cross Story. The History Press, 2018. Green, Oliver. London's Great Railway Stations.


Author: Oliver Green

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781784425043

Category: Transportation

Page: 64

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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.

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 Central Railway (GCR), which began life as the Manchester Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway (MSLR).


Author: Chris Heather

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 9780719827655

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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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

Most of London's great stations have been under threat at some point, but alas it was Euston that first fell to the bulldozers in the postwar zeal for modernity. Built as the terminus of Robert Stephenson's London & Birmingham Railway ...


Author: John Christopher

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445651118

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

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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.


Illustrated by ... Bird's-eye Views of the Principal Streets, Also a Street Map of Central London and a Map of the London Underground Electric Railways ... 242 Railway Stations and Termini . RAILWAYS . At the beginning of this century ...




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Die Botschaft von Kambodscha The Embassy of Cambodia

Nach ihrem großen Roman »London NW« legt Zadie Smith mit dieser brillanten Erzählung nach – ein literarischer Diamant!


Author: Zadie Smith

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 9783462308532

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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Nach ihrem großen Roman »London NW« legt Zadie Smith mit dieser brillanten Erzählung nach – ein literarischer Diamant! Jeden Montag beobachtet Fatou einen Federball, der hinter den hohen Mauern der Botschaft von Kambodscha hin und her fliegt – ein scheinbar unendlich andauerndes Match. Fatou ist auf dem Weg zum Schwimmbad, wo sie jeden Montagmorgen ihre Bahnen zieht. Neben den sonntäglichen Treffen mit Andrew Okonkwo, einem bibelfesten Studenten aus Nigeria, ist dies die einzige Stunde in der Woche, die ganz ihr gehört. Den Rest der Woche arbeitet Fatou als Haushälterin bei den Derawals, kauft ein, kocht, putzt und hütet die Kinder. Nein, eine Sklavin ist Fatou nicht. Hin und wieder wird sie geschlagen, und bezahlt wird sie für ihre Arbeit nicht, das Haus aber verlässt sie regelmäßig und ohne um Erlaubnis fragen zu müssen. Fatou ist stoisch, sie geht durchs Leben, wie sie ihre Bahnen im Schwimmbad zieht, und es scheint fast, als würde alles immer so weitergehen – bis Fatou einem der Kinder zufällig das Leben rettet und damit das eingespielte Gleichgewicht der Familie Derawal durcheinanderbringt.Mit »Die Botschaft von Kambodscha« stellt die großartige Zadie Smith einmal mehr unter Beweis, dass es manchmal nur weniger Worte bedarf, um eine große Geschichte zu erzählen. »Dieses prägnante Glanzstück zeigt einmal mehr, warum Zadie Smith im Alter von 38 Jahren zu den kenntnisreichsten, witzigsten, differenziertesten Beobachtern der post-kolonialen Landschaft zählt.« The Star

London s Historic Railway Terminal Stations

Paddington, though, was one of the great stations which could still have been appreHowever, if we go down one of the slopes and pass into the station we enter one of the great station spaces in the world. Unlike St Pancras, which has ...


Author: Geoff Swaine

Publisher: Pen and Sword Transport

ISBN: 9781526761910

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

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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, ...


Author: Jim Pipe

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781908759122

Category: History

Page: 188

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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.

An Historical Geography of Railways in Great Britain and Ireland

For example work on architecture by V.R. Anderson and G.K. Cox, 1985, A Pictorial Record of Midland Railway Stations (Oxford: Oxford Publishing Company); C. Barman, 1950, Introduction to Railway Architecture (London: Art & Tehnics); J.


Author: David Turnock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351958936

Category: History

Page: 394

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Although a great deal has been published on the economic, social and engineering history of nineteenth-century railways, the work of historical geographers has been much less conspicuous. This overview by David Turnock goes a long way towards restoring the balance. It details every important aspect of the railway’s influence on spatial distribution of economic and social change, providing a full account of the nineteenth-century geography of the British Isles seen in the context of the railway. The book reviews and explains the shape of the developing railway network, beginning with the pre-steam railways and connections between existing road and water communications and the new rail lines. The author also discusses the impact of the railways on the patterns of industrial, urban and rural change throughout the century. Throughout, the historical geography of Ireland is treated in equal detail to that of Great Britain.

Modern London or London as it is by P Cunningham 10 eds Title varies

LONDON AND NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY STATION , EUSTON SQUARE , one of the finest railway stations in London , will be found ... expended up to October , 1848 ( when the great financial statement of the Company was made ) , was 22,835,1201 .


Author: Peter Cunningham


ISBN: OXFORD:555050940



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