A Triumph of Restoration - Oxford Rewley Road Station, by Lance Adlam and Bill Simpson
Published by Lamplight, 80 pages. Rectangular Paperback - 13cm by 25cm (N5307)
From the rear side cover: With the reduction of the railway service in the second half of the twentieth century many stations in towns and cities ceased to exist as their lines were closed or diverted elsewhere. At Oxford the line from Cambridge, Bedford and Bletchley was diverted into the Great Western Railway station. This left the original terminus building defunct of purpose, but as the building represents an important development in engineering architecture it could not simply be demolished. It lingered in semi-dereliction for many years until the late 1990's when it was required that solutions should be found for road congestion and building development in the area. This book is intended to show the process whereby the entire building was moved to the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre at Quainton and the interesting discoveries that transpired from its disassembly at Oxford.
The excellent conclusion is that a reviled miserable edifice at Oxford has now become an impressive and attractive feature of the Heritage site. It is now possible to enter and experience the building at its best once more, with comfortable modern facilities.
The book is illustrated throughout with lots of black and white photographs, drawings and diagrams
The condition of the book is excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover, and the book curves upwards very gently along the left and right hand edges