Restoration Rewarded, A Celebration of Railway Architecture, 40 Years of the National Railway Heritage Awards

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.

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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

ISBN: 978-09957493-7-5

PAGES: 128
IMAGE: B3082.jpg
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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.