The Subterranean Railway: How The London Underground Was Built And How It Changed The City Forever
by Christian Wolmar /
2005 / English / PDF
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The dramatic story of the men who made the world's first, and still the largest, underground passenger railway. Since Victorian times, London's Underground has made an extraordinary contribution to the development and economy of the capital, and has played a vital role in the daily life of generations of Londoners. This wide-ranging history celebrates the vision and determination of the Victorian pioneers who created this revolutionary transport system and the men who tunnelled through the subsoil of London to make the Tube. Wolmar continues this remarkable story through two world wars and up to the present day, with the onset of privatization and arrival of driverless trains.