Victorian railway stations reflected the importance of that revolutionary mode of transport for Britain. The great iron roads transformed both rural and urban landscapes, as well as fundamentally changing the pattern of social and commercial life for all sections of the population.
The stations along the different lines were statements of the pride in them felt by their railway company owners. Each station built carried their individual mark of quality, and in key cities many had money lavished upon them of a celebrity-status magnitude.
Trevor Yorke’s book describes the development of the Victorian stations, with their wide range of architectural influences and styles, and discusses the notable architects employed to create them. His richly illustrated book, filled with his own photographs and detailed drawings, pays tribute to the architectural heritage that has been left to us by the Victorians in their railway stations of all sizes, from the palatial terminus to the humble halt.
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About the Author
Trevor Yorke is an experienced author and artist who specialises in period architecture. His many books include British Architectural Styles, Georgian & Regency Houses Explained, and The English Village Explained
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Victorian Railway Stations History and Style 7
Chapter 2 Dawn of a New Era 1820s and 30s Stations 14
Chapter 3 Railway Mania Years 1840s Stations 27
Chapter 4 Stability and Expansion 1850s and 60s Stations 54
Chapter 5 Rebuilding and Branching Out 1870s and 80s Stations 78
Chapter 6 End of an Era 93 1890s and 1900s Stations 95
Chapter 7 Victorian Railway Stations in the 20th Century 110
Victorian Stations in Preserved Heritage Railways 116
List of preserved heritage stations to visit in England, Scotland and Wales 116
Victorian Stations to Visit 119
List of recommended stations to visit in England, Scotland and Wales 119