Cookies on oxfam

We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience on our website. If you continue browsing, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more Accept

Feedback

Free returns

-

£3.95 standard UK delivery

-

All profits fight poverty

Keep up with Oxfam's Online Shop

© 2015. Oxfam is a registered charity in England and Wales (no 202918) and Scotland (SC039042). Oxfam GB is a member of Oxfam International.

Britain's historic railway buildings - an Oxford Gazeteer of Structures and Sites

£25.00

Product description

'As a distinguished railway historian (Gordon Biddle) has brought his prolific knowledge and incomparable experience to bear in offering us a railway compendium through which we can recognise, understand and value the outstanding legacy of this railway that is ours.' Sir Neil Cossons, Chairman of English Heritage. When we think of railways we think of romance and adventure, we think of pioneers, inventors, long-distance travel, holidays, and partings. Our fascination with railways goes back to Victorian times, when rail travel, a revolutionary concept at the time, caught the imagination of a generation of designers, architects, and builders. The legacy the Victorians left behind is vast and can still be seen today all over England, Scotland, and Wales, in the buildings that they built; the stations, from the city to the country; the railway hotels; the signal boxes; the engine and goods sheds; the bridges, viaducts, and tunnels; and the crossing-keeper's cottages. Twenty years ago 400 railway buildings were either listed or scheduled, now this number is over 2,000. Some of these buildings are now no longer used by the rail industry, their individual histories in themselves interesting.

Item details

Author(s):
Gordon Biddle
Condition:
Used: very good
EAN-13:
9780198662471
Edition:
2003
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780198662471
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
759
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

Standard UK Delivery (£3.95 per order)

Delivery FAQs

Ts & Cs
Delivery FAQs

Free returns

within 30 days.
Returns policy

About this item

'As a distinguished railway historian (Gordon Biddle) has brought his prolific knowledge and incomparable experience to bear in offering us a railway compendium through which we can recognise, understand and value the outstanding legacy of this railway that is ours.' Sir Neil Cossons, Chairman of English Heritage. When we think of railways we think of romance and adventure, we think of pioneers, inventors, long-distance travel, holidays, and partings. Our fascination with railways goes back to Victorian times, when rail travel, a revolutionary concept at the time, caught the imagination of a generation of designers, architects, and builders. The legacy the Victorians left behind is vast and can still be seen today all over England, Scotland, and Wales, in the buildings that they built; the stations, from the city to the country; the railway hotels; the signal boxes; the engine and goods sheds; the bridges, viaducts, and tunnels; and the crossing-keeper's cottages. Twenty years ago 400 railway buildings were either listed or scheduled, now this number is over 2,000. Some of these buildings are now no longer used by the rail industry, their individual histories in themselves interesting.

Author(s):
Gordon Biddle
Condition:
Used: very good
EAN-13:
9780198662471
Edition:
2003
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780198662471
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
759
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

Delivery & returns

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 7 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is £3.95 per order, so you're only charged once no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 7 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is currently free, no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

We offer a 30 day no quibble returns policy. You can find out more about delivery and returns in our help section. You have the option of a full refund or exchange for an alternative item from the range.

This item is also available for international delivery by airmail, carrying a mandatory delivery charge of:

Europe: £8.00

Outside Europe: £15.00

Volunteer listed

Wonder how this unique item ended up online?

Most of the second-hand items you see online have been donated, by supporters like you, to our high street stores. Each item is then priced, photographed and listed on this site by our amazing team of volunteers from across the country.

After you have bought your item, our team of volunteers package and dispatch it from the Shop straight to you or your chosen recipient.

All profits from the sales of our goods go towards funding Oxfam's work around the world. We rely on your donations to sell online so please keep the cycle of goodness going!

Oxfam Bookshop Chelmsford

We've got it all. Books, books, books. A large range of vinyl plus CDs, videos and sheet music. We also sell a good range of Fairtrade food along with a good selection of greetings cards. There's quality bric-a-brac, collectible oddities and work by local artists.

View Shop