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Historian Tim Dunn explores radical and challenging railway designs

The Architecture the Railways Built is back for a third series where we will see railway expert and train historian Tim Dunn exploring more stunning architecture that lines the railway network.

This new series celebrates the radical design and often challenging construction of many station buildings across the UK and Europe: from grand edifices in major cities to tiny rural stations serving small communities.

The show goes much further than stations, as Tim visits any structure that’s existence is owed to the railway, including viaducts, signal boxes, tunnels, roundhouses, workshops, railway hotels.

Tim uncovers the stories behind these fascinating places. As a historian, he loves anything from the 19th century when the railway network was booming, pioneering projects that sprang from the greatest Victorian brains using the latest materials and techniques.

Aston spoke to railway historian and architecture exper Tim Dunn.

Photo by Terence Burke on Unsplash

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