The Subterranean Railway: How the London Underground was Built and How it Change

Wolmar, Christian

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Since Victorian times, the London Underground has played a vital role in the daily life of millions of people. This book traces the history of the ‘tube’, from the pioneers who conceived this revolutionary form of transport, through to the advanced driverless trains of today.

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Revised and updated edition of Christian Wolmar’s classic history of the London Underground, with a new chapter on Crossrail.’I can think of few better ways to while away those elastic periods awaiting the arrival of the next eastbound Circle Line train than by reading [this book].’ Tom Fort, Sunday TelegraphSince the Victorian era, London’s Underground has played a vital role in the daily life of generations of Londoners. In The Subterranean Railway, Christian Wolmar celebrates the vision and determination of the nineteenth-century pioneers who made the world’s first, and still the largest, underground passenger railway: one of the most impressive engineering achievements in history. From the early days of steam to electrification, via the Underground’s contribution to twentieth-century industrial design and its role during two world wars, the story comes right up to the present with a new chapter on the sleek and futuristic Crossrail line. The Subterranean Railway reveals London’s hidden wonder in all its glory and shows how the railway beneath the streets helped create the city we know today.

Additional information

Weight 400 g
Dimensions 200 × 130 × 30 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

400

Language

English

Edition

New Edition

Dewey

388.4209421 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K