The Subterranean Railway : How the London Underground Was Built and How it Changed the City Forever, Paperback Book

The Subterranean Railway : How the London Underground Was Built and How it Changed the City Forever Paperback

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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.

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 its sleek, driverless trains and the wrangles over the future of the system.

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.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384 pages, Colour and b & w plates throughout
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Railway transport industries
  • ISBN: 9780857890696

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