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Underground Railway 1801-1902 (Hardback)

Crowded City

Photographic Books Transport > Trains & Railways

By Niall Devitt
Imprint: Pen & Sword Transport
Pages: 592
Illustrations: 160 black and white illustrations & maps
ISBN: 9781526735836
Published: 30th January 2025

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The London Underground, the very essence of a great metropolis, is a story which has fascinated and captivated generations since its first opening in January 1863. For many it is a very familiar narrative, a seemingly well-trodden story, with little new or significant additions, a direct and simple story of development and expansion, from the first trains from Paddington to Farringdon, culminating in today’s Elizabeth line. What this book seeks to do is to revisit the seemingly familiar story, but utilising the full wealth of archive primary resources now available. These sources are honed by a highly experienced researcher and historical expert in the subject.

The daunting engineering challenges from constructing tunnels under London, or designing Underground rolling stock, to the ever present battle to secure financial stability to expand and enhance the system, along with the unique design culture; are fully explored. The book, first of others, seeks to unify the at times disparate approach to writing on the subject. You will never think about the tube in the same way again.

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About Niall Devitt

Niall Devitt was proudly raised in an Underground railway family, studying for five years history at King’s London. His interests include, all trains, especially steam, QPR FC, The Fall, naval history, German opera, film and TV comedy, Warner Brothers cartoons, Will Hay and importantly, where to find the best doughnut in London and how to make the perfect pot of tea to go with it.

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