Paddington Station 1833-1854, by Michael Tutton, subtitled 'A Study of the Procurement of Land for, and Construction of, the First London Terminus of the Great Western Railway'
Published by the Railway and Canal Historical Society in 1999, 48 pages. Rectangular Paperback - 22cm by 25cm (N4901)
From the rear side cover: This book is the only extensive investigation into the first Paddington Station, before the present buildings were erected between 1852 and 1854. It chronicles the procurement of land for, and construction of the early terminus, the fruitless negotiations with the London & Birmingham Railway for a joint terminus and provides a brief glimpse of the station at work. It incorporates hitherto unpublished material including several important early plans of Paddington, some possibly by I.K. Brunel’s own hand.
With 30 illustrations and plans, this book fulfils a long-existent gap in the published record of the area and of railway history....
The condition of the book is generally excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. The left and right hand edges of the book do curve very gently upwards from where the book has been stored flat on the shelves, and their is a small price sticker on the rear side cover