The National Railway Heritage Awards celebrates its 40th Anniversary and this new book provides an important record of the efforts to restore British rail heritage. The focus on heritage preservation is often on the locomotives and rolling stock but equally important is the work to restore and preserve the fine architecture. – Very Highly Recommended.
NAME: Restoration Rewarded, A Celebration of Railway Architecture, 40 Years of the National Railway Heritage Awards FILE: R3082 AUTHOR: Robin Lelux PUBLISHER: Unique Books BINDING: hard back PRICE: £19.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: railways, railroads, stations, signal boxes, ticket offices, railway architecture, restoration, National Railway Heritage Awards
PAGES: 128 IMAGE: B3082.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/wa5h7ng LINKS: DESCRIPTION: The National Railway Heritage Awards celebrates its 40th Anniversary and this new book provides an important record of the efforts to restore British rail heritage. The focus on heritage preservation is often on the locomotives and rolling stock but equally important is the work to restore and preserve the fine architecture. – Very Highly Recommended. The railway builders of the 19th Century set a high architectural standard. Bridges and viaducts had to be well engineered for the safety of passengers and freight, but all of the other architectural works could have been achieved at much lower cost and durability. In modern architecture that is often the way with many public buildings having a relatively short working life and showing their age and defects much sooner. Railway builders not only built everything to last, but they also built to achieve a strong impression. Even the smallest stations were carefully detailed and decorated, kept clean and comfortable. This book is lavishly illustrated in full colour throughout. The author has written well and provided detailed captions in support of a visual treat for rail enthusiasts and all who value heritage restoration. This is a tribute to the efforts of all those who work to preserve rail architecture in heritage trusts and in main line service facilities. The many and growing groups of enthusiasts who seek to preserve rail heritage with working steam railways could be forgiven had they left the architecture until the locomotives and rolling stock had been preserved, but they have been equally diligent in restoring the buildings, track, signals, bridges and viaducts. Much effort has also gone into the restoration of rail architecture supporting the mainline services and the National Railway Heritage Awards have made a valuable contribution by recognizing the best from the many outstanding restorations.