Do Not Alight Here Book

Do Not Alight Here Book

Code 174794
Reviews (2) 4.5 out of 5
A fascinating insight into disused Underground and main line railway structures.
About This Item

Author: Ben Pedroche
Format: Paperback
Pages: 144
Publisher: Capital History
Size: 179mm x 111mm

Abandoned tunnels, derelict stations, old track beds and much more. All are included in Do Not Alight Here, an entertaining and informative book that guides the reader through London's many remaining disused Underground and main line railway structures. They can be viewed in a series of 12 guided walks and short tube and train journeys, devised and investigated by the author, each of which takes in a sample of these forgotten and fascinating remains, with most of the entries illustrated with recently taken colour photographs.

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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.
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