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London's Historic Railway Stations Through Time John Christopher

London's Historic Railway Stations Through Time By John Christopher

London's Historic Railway Stations Through Time by John Christopher


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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.

London's Historic Railway Stations Through Time Summary

London's Historic Railway Stations Through Time by John Christopher

Central London is encircled by some of the finest railway architecture in the world. The great termini were built to impress, they were bold exclamation marks at the end of the line, announcing the railway's and the passenger's arrival in the capital. As Sir John Betjeman once said, 'If the station houses are the equivalent of parish churches, then the termini are the cathedrals of the railway age.' Each one has its own distinctive character, and despite the passage of time they have much to offer. John Christopher examines the principal termini in a clockwise order, starting with Victoria in the west, then Paddington and along the Euston Road to include Marylebone, Euston, St Pancras and King's Cross, with Liverpool Street and Fenchurch Street to the east, before continuing back along the north bank of the Thames for Cannon Street, Blackfriars (Holborn Viaduct) and Charing Cross. South of the river there are London Bridge and Waterloo.

About John Christopher

John Christopher has written and edited a number of books on Engineering, Military History and Railway and Road Transport, specializing in the life and works of Isambard Kingdom Brunel and being the series editor for Amberley's Bradshaw's Guides series. He has also appeared in Michael Portillo's Great British Railway Journeys television series. In between writing books, he is a balloon pilot and Land Rover fan. He lives in Gloucestershire.

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GOR010956328
9781445651101
1445651106
London's Historic Railway Stations Through Time by John Christopher
Used - Like New
Paperback
Amberley Publishing
20151215
96
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