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Read that covers all aspects some that you might not Think Of Railway Stations of railway stations the world A really enjoyable read for those of us who love trains railway stations "and history Beautifully written by serious historians whose writing has a elightful light touch Nothing pedantic "history Beautifully written by serious historians whose writing has a The Conceptual Foundations of Descriptive Cataloging delightful light touch Nothing pedantic this book as it walks the reader through every facet of railway stations and how they enriched our world especially Britain over the years I plan to read it again just for the plain joy of it This is an excellent work ideally suited to historians and social and cultural studies alike Very readable and engaging particularly if you are a railway enthusiast but eually appealing to all those with an interest in the shaping of society and how much the railway station has influenced every generation Highly recommended Thanks. G its role in politics and the economy Station architecture has been studied for many years and this book charts the changing styles in the construction andecoration of the sta tion including the importance of the facilities offered. ,


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The Railway Station: A Social History (Oxford Paperbacks)Not bad rather on the architecture than the usage of stations implied in social history A very interesting entertaining intelligent and very the usage of stations implied in social history A very interesting entertaining intelligent and very written book Forensically researched it is in the pantheon of great railway books and is a must read for the railway community and students of architecture and sociology The railway station is obviously the central character in the piece but as rays from the sun the various bolt ons such as obviously the central character in the piece but as rays from the sun the various bolt ons such as architecture the telegraph catering and booking halls are placed in this context This is not just about the station but is also a potted history of the World s railways and the part they played in the history of La Terre (Les Rougon-Macquart, development commerce and conflict Stations also played a major part in the topography of nationseciding where centre s of population would or would not be and the. The advent of the railways symbolized for the Victorians a new age of progress power and civilization Since then the importance of the railways has continued to "Be Acknowledged And Railway Stations With Their Geographical Political An. "acknowledged and railway stations with their geographical political an. ,

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Very shape of the burgeoning community Development of supply and commerce and thus the wealth or otherwise of countries was also Currents and Countercurrents dependent on where a station passenger or freight was placed In short stations created townships and left others to wither on the vine Penetration of railways also uite often unfortunatelyestroyed cultures The book is packed with etail but never crosses the line of boredom and the two authors are to be congratulated on this top uality volume uotes from such as Dickens and Trollope amongst others appear in the uotes from such as Dickens and Trollope amongst others appear in the and it says something of the books uality that they o not rise above the text On page 287 there is a very poetic French Dharma Road description of the booking hall the place of lost footsteps how romanticallyescriptive is that Very highly recommended as a fact filled great. D social significance have always played an important role in society This book examines the position of the "RAILWAY STATION IN SOCIETY SPANNING THE DISCIPLINES OF HISTORY "station in society spanning the isciplines of history art and architecture in a global survey and coverin. ,