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

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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 ...
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Overview


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 careers of the gifted, dedicated, sometimes corrupt individuals that have shaped its history. It also gives a fascinating insight into the neglected, often unseen aspects of this subterranean system—the dense network of tunnels, shafts and chambers that have been created beneath the city streets.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780752497723
  • Publisher: The History Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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Stephen Halliday is the author of The Great Filth and Newgate.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgements
Prologue
Chronology
Introduction: Early Days and False Starts 1
1 Terminal Connections 12
2 Down the Tubes 40
3 The American Connection 62
4 The First Baron Ashfield: Underground to Anywhere 82
5 Metroland and its Family 102
6 Lorenzo the Magnificent: the Underground's Artistic Heritage 122
7 The Underground at War: 1914-18: 1939-45 150
8 The Post-war Underground 175
Postcript 'See you in court' 204
Notes 205
Appendix 220
Bibliography 221
Index 226
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