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Underground To Everywhere : London's Underground Railway in the Life of the Capital.

Author: Stephen Halliday
Publisher: Stroud : The History Press, 2013.
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London's Underground is one of the best-known and most distinctive aspects of the city. Since Victorian times, this remarkable feat of engineering has made an extraordinary contribution to the economy of the capital and played a vital role in the daily life of generations of Londoners. Stephen Halliday's informative, entertaining, wide-ranging history of the Underground celebrates the vision and determination of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Halliday, Stephen.
Underground To Everywhere : London's Underground Railway in the Life of the Capital.
Stroud : The History Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Halliday
ISBN: 9780752495514 0752495518
OCLC Number: 854970468
Description: 1 online resource (404 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Contents; Foreword by Maxwell Hutchinson; Acknowledgements; Prologue; Chronology; Introduction: Early Days and False Starts; 1 Terminal Connections; 2 Down the Tubes; 3 The American Connection; 4 The First Baron Ashfield: Underground to Anywhere; 5 Metroland and its Family; 6 Lorenzo the Magnificent: the Underground's Artistic Heritage; 7 The Underground at War: 1914-18; 1939-45; 8 The Post-war Underground; Postscript; Notes; Appendix; Bibliography; Copyright.

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London's Underground is one of the best-known and most distinctive aspects of the city. Since Victorian times, this remarkable feat of engineering has made an extraordinary contribution to the economy of the capital and played a vital role in the daily life of generations of Londoners. Stephen Halliday's informative, entertaining, wide-ranging history of the Underground celebrates the vision and determination of the Victorian Pioneers who conceived this revolutionary transport system. His book records the scandal, disappointments, and disasters that have punctuated the story and the caree.

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