London Underground In Colour Since 1955
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London Underground In Colour Since 1955

Code 201537
Reviews (1) 4 out of 5
£20.00
To mark the 150th anniversary of London's underground, this wonderful new book provides a photographic examination from the mid 1950s onwards.
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To mark the 150th anniversary of London's underground, this wonderful new book provides a photographic examination from the mid 1950s onwards. This eventful period saw the gradual withdrawal of older prewar types of rolling stock and the introduction of new types, along with the gradual transition from the traditional red livery to the unpainted aluminium that marked Underground stock from the early 1960s. There was also a significant extension of the network with the completion of the Victoria Line and the construction of the Jubilee Line in two stages as well as the extension of the Piccadilly Line to Heathrow.

Published in a large format, this beautiful book contains over 200 colour images the vast majority previously unpublished. With additional sections on Underground architecture and stations, infrastructure and depots, locomotives steam and electric, engineer's locomotives and rolling stock and signage, this book will be ideal for those wishing to learn more about the impressive history behind one of the country's best loved institutions.

Authors: John Scott Morgan
Format: Hardback
Pages: 96
Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing

ISBN: 9780711037007

4 out of 5
96 pages of which over 80 are photos of mainly rolling stock makes for an interesting read. A page of Acknowledgements followed by a 2 page Introduction and a 4 page precis of LU from 1955 up to 2013, the 150th year of the birth of the first Underground railway in the world. This book is lavishly illustrated with notes against each photo. In a book of this size, just a shade larger than A4, the reader will find much of interest. Although mainly rolling stock there are some photos of LU stations, Depots, Infrastructue and some Miscellaneous items. The author advises that there is a wealth of colour photos that have never been seen before, perhaps another reason to buy this book. An ideal book purchase for Christmas, an easy and delightful read. I particularly liked the maps on page 4, 5, 8 and 9 which show the aborted Northern Heights lines which started with such great hopes in 1938 and were dashed by 1954, where would we be today had they been built?
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