Railway Stations Masterpieces of Architecture By Charles Sheppard w/ Dust Jacket

Railway Stations Masterpieces of Architecture By Charles Sheppard w/ Dust Jacket

Regular price $10.00 Sale


RailroadTreasures offers the following item:
 
Railway Stations Masterpieces of Architecture By Charles Sheppard w/ Dust Jacket
 
Railway Stations Masterpieces of Architecture By Charles Sheppard w/ Dust Jacket 1996  80 pages indexed  
SIGNED
The world's great railway stations are evocative of romantic, cross-continental journeys and rough-and-ready adventure. Not simply imposing examples of civic architecture, these structures also represent massive feats of engineering. This authoritative volume traces and celebrates the history and technical development of these essential hubs of transportation, from the earliest wooden buildings to the most modern cathedrals of travel and commerce.
With the nineteenth century's rapidly expanding system of railroads came an ever-growing need for larger, more versatile terminals.
Iron and glass replaced wood as the building materials of choice, and higher, wider, and more intricate vaulted sheds were designed to house the massive locomotives. Convenience of passenger circulation was also of primary concern; new stations employed increasingly sophisticated engineering techniques to facilitate foot as well as train traffic.
Later railway station designs had, of necessity, to include more and more architectural elements. Hotels, restaurants, ticket halls, concourses, and waiting rooms were all incorporated into the huge terminals of Europe and America. Along with this development came the trend toward monumental facades employing such decorative devices as columns, arches, and statuary. The most successful of these structures mesh seamlessly with the architecture of their surrounding cities in a timeless blend of form and function.
Today, with the popularity and convenience of automobiles, trucks, and airplanes as modes of transportation for both goods and people, the world's railways are on the decline. Sophisticated technologies, however, such as Europe's and Japan's high-speed trains, may yet bring about a new era of rail travel and a return to the tradition of grand station-building.

All pictures are of the actual item.  If this is a railroad item, this material is obsolete and no longer in use by the railroad.  Please email with questions. Publishers of Train Shed Cyclopedias and Stephans Railroad Directories. Large inventory of railroad books and magazines. Thank you for buying from us.

Shipping charges
Postage rates quoted are for shipments to the US only.    Ebay Global shipping charges are shown. These items are shipped to Kentucky and then ebay ships them on to you. Ebay collects the shipping and customs / import fees.   For direct postage rates to these countries, send me an email.   Shipping to Canada and other countries varies by weight.

Payment options
Payment must be received within 10 days. Paypal is accepted.

Terms and conditions
All sales are final. Returns accepted if item is not as described.  Contact us first.  No warranty is stated or implied. Please e-mail us with any questions before bidding.   

Thanks for looking at our items.   


Auction Wizard 2000 - The Complete Auction Management Software Solution