London's Railway Stations (Shire Library) (Paperback)

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A comprehensive introduction to the history and architecture of the great railway termini of London.

The 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 skillful renovation and reconstruction of Liverpool Street in the late 1980s, and the survival and restoration of St Pancras and its famous neo-gothic hotel. This title brings the reader up to date with the latest twenty-first century rebuilding (London Bridge, completed in 2018) and plans for a new HS2 terminal at Euston with a major new interchange at Old Oak Common in west London now underway.

About the Author

Oliver Green is former Head Curator of the London Transport Museum and is now its Research Fellow. He has lectured and published extensively on transport art, design and history. He is based in the UK.

Praise For…

“This is a delightful book.” —The Historian

Product Details
ISBN: 9781784425050
ISBN-10: 1784425052
Publisher: Shire Publications
Publication Date: June 28th, 2022
Pages: 64
Language: English
Series: Shire Library