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The Subterranean Railway : How the London Underground was Built and How it Changed the City Forever.

Author: Christian Wolmar
Publisher: Chicago : Atlantic Books, 2012.
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Since the Victorian era, London's Underground has had played a vital role in the daily life of generations of Londoners. Christian Wolmar celebrates the vision and determination of the 19th-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  Read more...
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Wolmar, Christian.
Subterranean Railway : How the London Underground was Built and How it Changed the City Forever.
Chicago : Atlantic Books, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Wolmar
ISBN: 9781848872530 1848872534
OCLC Number: 895432313
Description: 1 online resource (559 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Author's Note; Introduction: The Phantom Railway; 1 Midwife to the Underground; 2 The Underground Arrives; 3 London Goes Underground; 4 The Line to Nowhere; 5 Spreading Out; 6 The Sewer Rats; 7 Deep under London; 8 The Dodgy American; 9 Beginning to Make Sense; 10 The Underground in the First World War; 11 Reaching Out; 12 Metroland, the Suburban Paradox; 13 The Perfect Organization?; 14 The Best Shelters of All; 15 Decline --
and Revival?; Notes; Further Reading; Index; List of Illustrations.

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Since the Victorian era, London's Underground has had played a vital role in the daily life of generations of Londoners. Christian Wolmar celebrates the vision and determination of the 19th-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 20th-century industrial design and its role during two world wars, the story comes right up to the present with its sleek, driverless trains, and the wrangles o.

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