Christopher Beanland
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A glorious global celebration of modern railway architecture in the mid-20th century and beyond.
Many railway books are about nostalgia for the steam age, but this one is different: a global study of railway architecture from the 1950s onwards and into the future. In 50 fascinating entries, renowned travel and architecture writer Christopher Beanland looks primarily at stations but also covers starkly brutalist signal boxes and depots, charming art-adorned undergrounds and international examples of pioneering signage and design.

Station explores LA's iconic Union Station, the verdant Atocha Station in Madrid and Warsaw's spectacular modernist stations, but it also includes less familiar examples such as Saudi Arabia’s high-speed Haramain Line, the joyous monorail at Walt Disney World Resort and Mexico's anticipated Tren Maya. The book also contains essays on topics including hanging railways in Germany and Japan, the intriguing architecture and design of Berlin's U-Bahn stations and the joy of interrailing. Illustrated with glorious photographs throughout, this stylish and contemporary book is a celebration of modern railway architecture at its best and will appeal to rail enthusiasts and architecture aficionados alike.


Author: Christopher Beanland

Publisher: Batsford Books

Format: Hardback

Pages: 208

ISBN: 9781849948258

Publication Date: April 2024