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Conserving the Railway Heritage - Peter Burman

Conserving the Railway Heritage

Paperback Published: 14th November 1996
ISBN: 9780419212805
Number Of Pages: 244
For Ages: 18 years old

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Great Britain not only invented the main-line railway but has also led the way in it's preservation - not just locomotves and carriages but also the buildings and structures that bear witness to the confidence of railway developers, architects and engineers. This book defines the nature of the railway heritage - from signalboxes, viaducts, tunnels and locomotive depots - and then discusses priorities and the best practice for it's conservation. The subject is a strongly topical one due to current concern over privatization, the effects of planned high-speed rail links and lively debates concerning the role of the enthusiast in railway preservation. The book is written by a team of leading experts in the field of railway operation, contemporary design, preservation and academic study. It is essential reading for railway historians, railway professionals and museum curators, and for conservation architects and planners working with railway buildings and structures.

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"This book now provides an authoritative point of reference for all involved in this branch of building conservation, not least those who are going to be associated with the newly formed Institute of Railway Studies set up as an outcome of the 1994 York Conference." -"Building Conservation

Overview: An agenda for the railway heritage
Philosophies for conserving the railway heritige
A bibliographical overveiw of the railway heritige
Historical appraisal: Historic railway structures in Britain: a continuing appraisal
Brunel as a creator of the environment
Railway engineering works: the legacy
Swindon railway village
Conservation: The conservation context
Changing attitudes to the conservation of England's railway heritage
The Railway Heritage Trust and it's achievements
The railway heritage and historic Scotland
The challenge of legislation: heritage policy and the Railways Act 1993
Londons stations: The Liverpool Street Station story
Major terminii: problems of conservation and urban design
Underground architecture
Engineering structures: How British Rail property board manages the closed-line estate
The challenge of disused railway viaducts
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ISBN: 9780419212805
ISBN-10: 0419212809
Audience: General
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 14th November 1996
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 18.42  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 1