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Discovering London Railway Stations by Oliver Green

Discovering London Railway Stations

Part of the Shire Discovering Series


Discovering London Railway Stations by Oliver Green

London is the supreme railway city. In 1900 it had fourteen railway termini, more than any other city in the world. A century later only one of them has disappeared completely, and just three have undergone comprehensive reconstruction. All the others are recognisable products of the Victorian railway age that continue to function daily as busy stations for the travellers of the twenty-first century. This book provides the railway enthusiast with a brief history of the principal termini, featuring key aspects of architectural design and engineering but also highlighting anecdotes, myths, personal stories and curiosities about the stations' social and cultural history.

About the Author

Oliver Green is a museums consultant and writer. Former Head Curator of the London Transport Museum, he is the author of a number of books relating to London transport history, and transport art. Oliver is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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Publication date

10th September 2010


Oliver Green

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Shire Publications an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


80 pages


Trains & railways: general interest



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