London Railway Stations

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Between 1836 and 1899, thirteen main line railway stations were built in London. No other capital city had as many stations as in Britain, which in this time of industrialisation was the first country to develop a railway system. Intense rivalry between the various railway companies led to a wealth of buildings in a variety of styles, many very decorative and often emulating classical architecture. Associated buildings, such as railway hotels, offices and stables were often in the same style and many such buildings are still in use today, with most retaining features of their original design. The introduction is followed by a chapter on each station, which describes how the station originated and evolved over time. Produced in association with The National Archives, 30 colour and 100 black & white photographs. Hardback. 160 pages.

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