- Railway Stations - Southern Region
- by Nigel Wikeley & John Middleton
- The railway station is the first point of impact between the company and the public. This was appreciated during the growth of the railway system and as a result great care was taken to ensure that the station buildings presented, in modern jargon (1971), the right image. Although as the railways grew in stature it became less important to impress the passenger, a tradition of sound design had grown up Britain and the stations built during the mid and late Victorian period were solidly constructed and well designed for their purpose.
- Because of their solidity, many early early stations remain to this day almost unaltered, and a fabric which once shook to the roar of one of Beattie's patent engines now silently observes the passage of an express electric set.
- The authors, Nigel Wikeley, Regional Architect, and John Middleton, architect of the Southern Region, have surveyed every existing station within its boundaries. The collection of photographs not only covers the main buildings, but provides side-lights on the many fascinating varieties that are to be found in brackets, awnings and valances. The book covers the entire period from the beginning of railway architecture to the present day (1971) and concentrates on the intermediate stations; the major termini are omitted since it is felt that they fall outside its scope which shows how a few basic styles provide room for almost infinite variation.
- 181 pages, 1971, Casebound, 7¼" x 10¼"
- ISBN-10 0900586311
- Pre-Owned, excellent, minor dust cover shelf wear — £20.00
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