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Victorian Railway Stations

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Summary

Victorian railway stations reflected the importance of this revolutionary mode of transport for Britain.


The great iron roads transformed both rural and urban landscapes, and fundamentally changed the pattern of social and commercial life for all sections of the population.


The stations were statements of the pride felt in them by their railway company owners. They carried each company's mark of quality. In key cities, many had money lavished upon them of celebrity status magnificence.


Trevor Yorke's book describes the development of Victorian stations, with their wide range of architectural influences and styles, and he discusses the notable architects employed to create them.


It is a well researched and richly illustrated book, filled with his own detailed drawings and photographs. They pay tribute to the gems of architectural heritage left to us by the Victorians through their railway stations of all sizes, from the palatial terminus to the humble halt. The book contains a personal list of recommended stations to visit throughout England, Scotland and Wales.

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