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Railways and the Western European Capitals

Studies of Implantation in London, Paris, Berlin, and Brussels

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Micheline Nilsen
    Pages 1-6
  3. Micheline Nilsen
    Pages 7-28
  4. Micheline Nilsen
    Pages 29-45
  5. Micheline Nilsen
    Pages 47-68
  6. Micheline Nilsen
    Pages 81-108
  7. Micheline Nilsen
    Pages 109-127
  8. Micheline Nilsen
    Pages 129-141
  9. Micheline Nilsen
    Pages 179-186
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 187-274

About this book


This book looks at the effect of railways on London, Paris, Brussels, and Berlin, focusing on each city as a case study for one aspect of implantation.


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About the authors

MICHELINE NILSEN is an Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Indiana, South Bend, USA.

Bibliographic information


"A nuanced, precisely researched analysis of the European urban railroad station as exemplar of technological modernization." - John Stilgoe, Harvard University"Fascinating and fast-moving. Nilsen has woven a rich analysis of the arrival of railroads into the heart of three of Europe's greatest cities. This book breaks new ground, uncovering the story of how an all-powerful industry altered the destiny of some of the world's premier urban areas." - Joseph Schwieterman, DePaul University"Railways is a "must" for urban planners and will no doubt be a "want to" for rail enthusiasts." - Ray Bert, Civil Engineering