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Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations

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  •  Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations
    Title: Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations
    Author: JENKINS SIMON
    Format: HARDCOVER
    Publication date: 28/09/2017
    Imprint: VIKING
    Price: $50.00
    Publishing status: Active

    The railway station is a place of coming and going, meeting, greeting and parting. It is the setting for our hopeful beginnings and our intended ends, with its own furnishings, rituals and priests. Britain's stations are also an architecture that is little studied and much neglected. They were the 'below stairs' of the railway, carrying a legacy of soot, decay and industrial decline. Yet they are fascinating buildings, and ones that are returning to prominence with the revival of railway travel. 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. 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 voyage of discovery through 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 unsung places that link our nation, celebrated like never before.

    ISBN: 9780241978986
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