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

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

Christian Wolmar


because the Victorian period, London's Underground has had performed an important function within the lifestyle of generations of Londoners. within the Subterranean Railway, Christian Wolmar celebrates the imaginative and prescient and resolution of the nineteenth-century pioneers who made the world's first, and nonetheless the most important, underground passenger railway: essentially the most outstanding engineering achievements in heritage. From the early days of steam to electrification, through the Underground's contribution to twentieth-century business layout and its position in the course of global wars, the tale comes correct as much as the current with its modern, driverless trains and the wrangles over the way forward for the procedure. The Subterranean Railway unearths London's hidden ask yourself in all its glory and indicates how the railway underneath the streets helped create town we all know at the present time.

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