- 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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- Portrait of the LMS
- by V.R.Anderson, R.J.Essery & D.Jenkinson
- What was the LMS really like? Everyone knows it had red engines, although most of them were really black, and that it operated the West Coast route to Scotland, but this is only a superficial approach. Britain's largest railway was made up from many companies, ranging from the lordly LNWR to the small, but efficient Maryport and Carlisle. It stretched from South Wales to the extreme North of Scotland, it spanned the width of the country and thrust tentacles into rival group's areas.
- In Portrait of the LMS, the authors have collected together a wide variety of photographs which show the company in both familiar and unfamiliar guise. No one aspect of the railway is emphasised above another: we have locomotives, the carriages, the freight trains, the stations and the important, but often forgotten section of all great railways, the road transport. The pictures have been culled from official sources and private collections; thousands have been studied to leave only the best and most representative.
- Portrait of the LMS will provide the enthusiast with hours of pleasure and, above all, the modeller with a mass of vital information on a great railway.
- 112 pages, 1971, Casebound, 7¼" x 10¼"
- ISBN-10 090058632X
- Pre-Owned, very good, ¾" dust cover tear front top near spine — £8.00
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