Great Britain not only invented the main-line railway but has also led the way in it's preservation - not just locomotves and carriages but also the buildings and structures that bear witness to the confidence of railway developers, architects and engineers. This book defines the nature of the railway heritage - from signalboxes, viaducts, tunnels and locomotive depots - and then discusses priorities and the best practice for it's conservation. The subject is a strongly topical one due to current concern over privatization, the effects of planned high-speed rail links and lively debates concerning the role of the enthusiast in railway preservation.... brittleness and unpredictable tensile strength, in favour of steel, which by the turn of the century was being used in lattice girders and trusses. ... Complex deflections occur as loads move across the deck, loading different points on each adjacent arch, Longitudinally ... provision of a deck as a replacement to the temporary timber one. which was constructed as a safety measure when the line was closed.
|Title||:||Conserving the Railway Heritage|
|Author||:||Peter Burman, Michael Stratton|
|Publisher||:||Taylor & Francis - 2014-03-05|