4 out of 5
My name is Bill Collins and I am primarily interested in the Engineering of London Transport's Railway Signalling but also interested in all things railway and general engineering of bridges, tunnels and like type things.
This book is a useful pocket size (175 x 110mm or 7 x 4 inches), softback and with many good colour photos.
The book contains 12 walks in and around London with 2 additional chapters describing train journeys to see some of the disused and abandoned stations not visible on the walks.
The shortset walk is 50 minutes with the longest at 2 hours 35 minutes. However, no indication is given of the length of the walk. Each walk is headed by a few words of what may be seen followed by a start and finish station - Underground Line, National Rail, DLR. The author, Ben Pedroche, then gives detailed guidance and directions for each walk with suitable history & usage information.
I have not walked any of the given routes; though the author seems to give comprehensive directions. I do feel the inclusion of London Tube, Network Rail, Overground and DLR map would have made this book easier to use, especially for those not familiar with the busy London streets. A small OS type map of each route may also have been a useful addition.