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Railroad Stations
     

Railroad Stations

by Brian Solomon
 
Railroad stations are gateways to cities and towns, and, as such, they have been built as elaborately detailed showplaces, displaying the best a town or city has to offer. Author Brian Solomon, a writer, photographer, and train expert, has written an engrossing and beautifully illustrated architectural history of railroad stations, which includes such magnificent

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Railroad stations are gateways to cities and towns, and, as such, they have been built as elaborately detailed showplaces, displaying the best a town or city has to offer. Author Brian Solomon, a writer, photographer, and train expert, has written an engrossing and beautifully illustrated architectural history of railroad stations, which includes such magnificent stations as London's St. Pancras and Euston stations, Windsor Station in Montreal, Philadelphia and Baltimore's Pennsylvania Stations, San Francisco's Southern Pacific Depot, the Gare d'Orsay in Paris, and Tokyo's Main Railroad Station. RAILROAD STATIONS offers not just a history of the station building but discusses how each place came to be built and the role each station has played in its community, from grand stations in the urban centers of the world to humbler ones in the small towns across North America. Color and black-and-white photographs. 10 1/2" by 12 1/14".

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Booknews
A splendid, big (11x12.5") celebration of monuments representing the once dominant mode of transportation--some great, and some homey, including Thompson, UT, formerly Amtrak's only whistle stop. We North Americans who abhor the sheep-dip lines, cattle car crowding, and slatternly seatmates of air travel weep to see bustling train stations of other countries. A very lovely picture collection with a respectable admixture of text. A promotional book: $17. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567995824
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
12/28/2003
Series:
Great Architecture Series
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
10.96(w) x 12.59(h) x 0.72(d)

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