There’s a lot of railway out there, so there’s a sequel to the popular TV show about the “Architecture the Railways Built” premiering next week. As with the previous series, and there’s a third in production, it looks at the buildings, stations, tunnels, bridges — the infrastructure that enables trains to go from here to there.
Presented by the effervescent railway historian, Tim Dunn, the TV series roams around from grand edifices in major cities to tiny rural stations serving small communities.
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Often getting privileged access, the delightful programme also goes beyond the viaducts and stations, stopping at many other buildings that owe their existence to the railways, including signal boxes, tunnels, pedestrian passages, workshops and hotels.
In the first episode, Tim visits Weymss Bay Station in Inverclyde – and architectural gem on the west coast of Scotland. He also explores Blackfriars station and Sao Bento station in Porto, Portugal that’s now a tourist attraction in its own right.