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Journey to crossrail : railways under London, from Brunel to the Elizabeth Line

Author: Stephen Halliday
Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire : The History Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : [International version]View all editions and formats
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Why did London have to wait so long for a main-line railway beneath its streets? For a few years in the mid-nineteenth century, Isambard Kingdom Brunel's broad-gauge Great Western trains ran from Reading to Faringdon. Now, after many false starts, his vision is being realised as the Elizabeth Line prepares to carry passengers from Reading to the City once again, and beyond to Essex and Kent, using engineering that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Halliday
ISBN: 9780750990400 0750990406
OCLC Number: 1061860557
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Introduction: A Long Time Coming; 1 Steam Beneath the Streets; 2 The World's First Underground Railway; 3 London at War; 4 London Plans for Peace; 5 Enter Crossrail; 6 New Technology: Tunnelling Shields and Electricity; 7 Mobile Factories Tunnelling Beneath London; 8 Stations, Signals and Trains; 9 Heroic Engineering; 10 Crossrail Archaeology; 11 Crossrail: The Future; Postscript; Picture Section
Responsibility: Stephen Halliday.

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The story of London's main line railway beneath the streets, from its origins in the nineteenth century to its opening in the second decade of the twenty-first century  Read more...

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