Britain's Lost Railways (Hardcover)

A Commemoration of our finest railway architecture

By John Minnis

Aurum Press, 9781781317198, 192pp.

Publication Date: August 7, 2018

List Price: 35.00*
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Description

The beautifully restored St Pancras Station is a magisterial example of Britain’s finest Victorian architecture. Like the viaducts at Belah and Crumlin, cathedral-like stations such as Nottingham Victoria and spectacular railway hotels like Glasgow St Enoch's,  it stands proud as testament to Britain's architectural heritage.
 
In this stunning book, John Minnis reveals Britain's finest railway architecture. From the most cavernous engine sheds, like Old Oak Common, through the eccentric country halts on the Tollesbury line and the gantries of the Liverpool Overhead Railway, to the soaring viaducts of Belah and Cumlin, Britain’s Lost Railways offers a sweeping celebration of our railway heritage.

The selection of images and the removable facsimile memorabilia, including tickets, posters, timetables and maps, allows the reader to step into that past, serving as a testimony to an age of ingenuity and ambition when the pride we invested in our railways was reflected in the grandeur of the architecture we built for them.


About the Author

John Minnis is a Senior Architectural Investigator with English Heritage. He has a particular interest in transport architecture and is currently engaged in a study of the impact of the motor car on the historic environment of England. He is the author of Britain's Lost Railways, published by Aurum.