In a compelling and dramatic narrative, Christian Wolmar traces the development of these magnificent cathedrals of steam, provides unique insights into their history, with many entertaining anecdotes, and celebrates the recent ...
Author: Christian Wolmar
Publisher: Atlantic Books
'Fascinating' 'Books of the Year', Financial Times 'London's twelve great rail termini are the epic survivors of the Victorian age... Wolmar brings them to life with the knowledge of an expert and the panache of a connoisseur.' Simon Jenkins 'A wonderful tour, full of vivid incident and surprising detail.' Simon Bradley London hosts twelve major railway stations, more than any other city in the world. They range from the grand and palatial, such as King's Cross and Paddington, to the modest and lesser known, such as Fenchurch Street and Cannon Street. These monuments to the age of the train are the hub of London's transport system and their development, decline and recent renewal have determined the history of the capital in many ways. Built between 1836 and 1899 by competing private train companies seeking to outdo one another, the construction of these terminuses caused tremendous upheaval and had a widespread impact on their local surroundings. What were once called 'slums' were demolished, green spaces and cemeteries were concreted over, and vast marshalling yards, engine sheds and carriage depots sprung up in their place. In a compelling and dramatic narrative, Christian Wolmar traces the development of these magnificent cathedrals of steam, provides unique insights into their history, with many entertaining anecdotes, and celebrates the recent transformation of several of these stations into wonderful blends of the old and the new.
John Foster White , ' Railway Cathedrals , Daily Telegraph , 28 June 1972. – David Piper , " With Antic Splendour ... Patrick Nuttgens , ' Cathedrals of Steam , Design , August 1972 , p . 72. – David Bell , “ The Vanishing Glories of ...
Author: William S. Peterson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Provides information on the works of British author John Betjeman (1906-1984), compiled by Steve Phillips. Includes photographs, a bibliography, a FAQ section, online texts, and a description of the Betjeman Society. Links to related sites.
It was an uphill struggle to keep up with maintenance and many of the grand 'Cathedrals of Steam' succumbed to the demolition hammer. In an urgent push to modernise these were often replaced with concrete monstrosities and much ...
Author: Mike Lynch
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Model Railways on a Budget details an eight-year journey into the fascinating world of railway modeling; from fumbling beginnings to a growing competence with layout design and construction.
... the use of pillars to support beams and floors in a way not dissimilar to the techniques used in the cathedrals . ... particularly their terminal stations – the great ' cathedrals of steam ' that are still in daily use by thousands ...
Author: Andrew Collins
Publisher: Letts and Lonsdale
Category: General education
These New editions of the successful, highly-illustrated study/revision guides have been fully updated to meet the latest specification changes. Written by experienced examiners, they contain in-depth coverage of the key information plus hints, tips and guidance about how to achieve top grades in the A2 exams. Progress check questions test recall and understanding, and end of unit sample questions and model answers provide essential practice to improve students exam technique.
Teams of masons spend a lifetime repairing the stonework to check decay and prevent the eventual collapse of the landmark buildings and will continue to do so as long as the cathedrals exist. • Steam engines and electricity generators.
Author: W. Stahel
Category: Business & Economics
This updated and revised edition outlines strategies and models for how to use technology and knowledge to improve performance, create jobs and increase income. It shows what skills will be required to produce, sell and manage performance over time, and how manual jobs can contribute to reduce the consumption of non-renewable resources.
The Paris of the South I'll never write another line for anything but love in this city where steam rises off the street after a rain like bosoms heaving . -Everette Maddox , " New Orleans ” NEW ORLEANS An invasion by 28,000 ...
Author: Hal Crowther
Publisher: LSU Press
Category: Literary Collections
In these essays, one of the most influential Southern journalists of his generation sorts out a whole warehouse of Southern idiosyncrasy and iconography, including the Southern belle, Faulkner, James Dickey, Stonewall Jackson, Cormac McCarthy, guns, dogs, fathers, trees, George Wallace, Elvis, Doc Watson, the decline of poetry, and the return of chain gangs.
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