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Stations from the Air A collection of colour photos of UK railway stations and other installations taken from the air with descriptions of each siteA fascinating book with amazing images, perfect for rail enthusiastsThis hardback book measures cm x cm

8 thoughts on “Stations from the Air

  1. Steve Steve says:

    It is about time we had a book of aerial photos of Britain s railway stations There is a huge number of books of photographs taken at ground level of everything from rolling stock to bridges, but the best way to truly appreciate the layout and complexity of our railway system is to see them from above.This hard back book runs to 158 pages All the illustrations are in colour They cover every major city in Great Britain not Northern Ireland or Eire , many towns, and a few heritage railways Also some Traction Depots and the NRM sites in York and Shildon are covered Most of the stations in London are pictured, although not, surprisingly, Paddington Manchester, rightly, is particularly well covered with two shots of Piccadilly, one of the adjacent old Mayfield station, Victoria, Oxford Road, Liverpool Road, the old Exchange and Central stations site of and also parts of the Metrolink system There is a spectacular shot of the Stockport viaduct Other favourites of mine are Newcastle Central, with the wonderful curving train sheds, London Waterloo, showing the sheer size of the place, and my own dear Huddersfield Station, a listed Grade 1 building with its superb neo Classical frontage clearly seen Also the original 1841 permanent station in York is shown the first time I have ever seen this lying within the ancient City walls.There are text articles accompanying each photo Sometimes this is a problem, as when they occupy the space of the photograph, although the publishers have tried to keep the text clear of really important parts of the pictures Also, and very usefully, there are statistics for the last five years of passenger useage shown for each station It is instructive to see the passenger growth in recent years at most stations.The general quality of printing is good, although I wish the reproductions could have been a little sharper, as there is so much detail to see Much serious though is where a couple of photos appear to have been taken when there was cloud cover, and the effect is to darken the picture very substantially King s Cross comes out of this very poorly the spread across pages 86 87 shows St Pancras bathed in sunlight on the left, and King s Cross on the right is seen as a murky image making it very difficult to pick out detail To make matters worse, the double page frontispiece again shows King s Cross in stygian gloom Given the importance both of the station and the development site behind it the largest development in Europe , I am amazed that better pictures could not be obtained Proof reading has not been perfect The Isle of Wight is referred to as The Isle of White , and in the introduction, one of the Big Four at Grouping is referred to as the L.N.W.R when it should be the L.N.E.R.Despite these reservations, this is a fascinating book at a very good price, and I would highly recommend it.

  2. Bridge Rodking Bridge Rodking says:

    Interesting views from above of railway stations

  3. Bumble Bumble says:

    Fairley useful but pictures of where stations used to be are not really that interesting just shows what a mess it all became post Beeching

  4. Client d' Client d' says:

    livre conforme la description et arriv dans les bons d lais merci JO CAMOUS

  5. k richardson k richardson says:

    very pleased

  6. Alan Winfield Alan Winfield says:

    Some really good arial photos of train stations in the UK

  7. John John says:

    I have to say that I enjoy this book very much, I especially like the facts and figures about passenger numbers etc at each station As mentioned in the other reviews there are a few problems but these do not detract from my enjoyment of the book.I wish that the publishers would consider doing a book two covering other stations not covered in this edition.

  8. Margaret Margaret says:

    Ditto the previous review brilliant idea but let down by silly details I gave it to my husband for Christmas and he was distinctly underwhelmed He has personal lifetime connections with the railway, particularly King s Cross and this page is rather dreadful, only slightly redeemed by another picture appearing on the inside cover.The L.N.E.R mistake is annoying but the Isle of White is truly dreadful.

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